The Handy bar inserts into the U-shaped striker plate on your vehicle door frame. This U-shaped striker plate is one of the strongest parts of the vehicle and is designed to keep your vehicle door closed in the event of a side-impact collision. The Handybar 3 in 1 Car Aid uses this strong-point on your vehicle as a simple insertion point that creates an instant, easy to operate "support arm" for exiting the vehicle. There is a striker on each of the vehicle's door pillars allowing the Handy bar to be used on both driver and passenger side-doors.
Just like biometric principles practiced by Olympic gymnasts, the Handy bar provides a leverage point creating what is known as a "mechanical advantage", allowing the user to move more easily from a seated position in a vehicle to a standing position with a fraction of the typical difficulty or strain. Reduce the amount of exertion and risk of injury or accident by using a Handybar to exit your vehicle.
One of the most important applications of the Handybar Handle is the side window breaker. In the unfortunate event that immediate escape is necessary, use the seat belt cutter and free yourself, then simply strike the center of your side window with the pointed end in a hard snapping motion. The area opening will be large enough for you to get out of your vehicle and into safety.
Handybar is a great assist tool whose promtion is a little off target.
Posted by Darryl on 28th Oct 2015
The Handybar is a simple idea and these are often the best. It provides leverage and a solid place to lean on for individuals getting out of or into a car. My partner bought one of these some time ago and uses it constantly. I recently bought one for my father. The comment I would make is that the packaging focusses too much on the escape from a crashed vehicle scenario, so much so that the simple by highly affective leverage and assistance it provides and which is its primary function, is overshadowed by the hype about breaking windows and cutting seatbelts. To me this, while important, should be secondary. When someone sees the device the first time it is not immediately clear how it should be used. The text instructions are not that helpful even to my father who, even at 90 is still an engineer. Simple diagrams or photographs of use would be helpful. The other attribute that should be promoted is that it is an entirely portable aid that can be used in any vehicle.