Improper Uses of Seat Belts

Posted by Artem Martynyuk on

Everyone’s brains have been drilled about the importance of wearing a seat belt since childhood. Because of this, many people take the care to strap in before they begin driving. However, some people flat out wear them wrong so it practically defeats the point of wearing it in the first place. As a matter of fact, in some instances failing to secure yourself correctly in a seat belt can even result in more injuries than if the belt was not worn at all.

Now you may be thinking to yourself that you are not one of those people. It is wise to read-up on the ways that you are not supposed to wear a seat belt, though, just in case you find yourself wanting to wear it wrong in the future.

One of the most improper uses of a seat belt is sliding the shoulder portion of the seat belt behind your back. Another common way that people wear their seat belt incorrectly is by sliding the shoulder portion under the arm. Both ways are often seen as more “comfortable” while driving because they allow more movement and prevent the feeling of restriction. However, both ways are wrong and dangerous. To get optimal protection while driving, a passenger of a vehicle should wear the lap portion of their lap/shoulder belt low and snug across the hips and the shoulder portion tight across the chest—away from the face and neck.

It is also important to note that improperly wearing a seat belt not only jeopardizes your safety, but also in some states may result in the same penalty as not wearing a seat belt at all.

Another thing that you may not know about is the importance of the SRS airbag module in your vehicle. You may have even been involved in an accident and do not know that you need to get an airbag module reset. After being involved in a collision, your SRS airbag module would have stored crash data and hard codes and nothing but an airbag module reset will get rid of that. For a fair price and quality work, get your airbag module reset at the company Safety Restore.

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