When you’re on a long road trip, there’s nothing you want more than to stretch your legs. No one likes being squished into a seat for hours on end, so even just putting your feet up on the dash can be a huge relief.

But while this might seem harmless, it’s actually one of the most dangerous things you can do in a car. And for 22-year-old Bethany Benson, it nearly cost her everything.

After visiting her mother, Bethany and her boyfriend were in the middle of a long drive home. Feeling a bit restless, she decided to recline in her seat and rest her feet on the dash.