How To Use Your Seat Belt

January 12, 2018 at 12:55 PM

car_seat_belt_cropped_image.jpgYour seat belt is arguably the most important safety feature in your vehicle. Its job is to secure you in place during the abrupt movements that result from a crash. For your seat belt to work as it should, however, it needs to be used correctly.

Here’re a few tips for using your seat belt:

  • Make it a habit to put on your seat belt first every time you get into the car with the intention to drive.
  • Check to see whether your seat belt’s height is adjustable (this is usually done at the point where the belt attaches to the vehicle over your right shoulder). Adjust the height so that the belt goes across your right shoulder and over the centre of your chest.
  • Put your seat in an upright position – as close to a 90-degree angle as you can. The belt won’t work as well when the seat is reclined.
  • Listen for a click when you insert the belt into the latching device and tug on it to ensure it’s secure.

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