Sunday, November 05, 2006

Health News: Car Seat Safety for Adults

Car Seat Safety for Adults
by Marie

If you are riding in a back seat, be sure that your shoulder belt crosses your chest, not your neck. If it crosses your neck, sit towards the center of the seat or use a seat belt adjuster such as the one pictured.

I had to use one from age 12 till I was able to drive. I still use it if I am sitting in the back seat on a long car trip. I am of average height, but still a bit short for many shoulder belts. The reason why I do it is because when I was 12, I was sitting in the back seat on a long car trip when the car suddenly stopped. The car was traveling at about 80 mph when a car in front had a tire blow-out and forced my father to quickly stop the car to avoid a collision. The force caused my shoulder belt to cut into my neck. I was lucky that it only left a large bruise as it could easily have crushed my trachea (breathing tube.)

These seat belt adjusters can be purchased on-line or in a store that sells a wide range of child safety seats such as Toys R Us.

1 comentarios:

Lee said...

Thank you, Marie. This is good advice.


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