Car Seatbelts Ineffective If Strapped on Wrong

by Tanya Thomas on  October 13, 2010 at 7:19 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A UK survey has shown that more than 10 per cent of drivers sit in the wrong position for their car seatbelt to be effective in a head-on crash.
 Car Seatbelts Ineffective If Strapped on Wrong
Car Seatbelts Ineffective If Strapped on Wrong

The British Osteopathic Association (BOA), which conducted the poll, said these motorists sit too far back and are in danger of "submarining", where the occupant slips under the belt in a crash, the Scotsman reports.

To be effective, the belt should sit over the pelvic bones and not the stomach - preventing internal injuries - and in contact with the shoulder to prevent serious neck injury, the BOA said.

A poll of 1,435 adults also showed that many drivers do not sit close enough to the head restraint, increasing the risk of serious whiplash injuries.

Source: ANI

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