Q: Q: How do I properly wear a seat belt?

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How do I properly wear a seat belt?

Your car has lap and shoulder seat belts for all five seats. Seat belts are extremely important safety features, and should be worn whenever the car is moving. There are a few keys to making sure that you are wearing your seat belt properly: 1. The belt should be securely fastened at all times. If you can pull the belt out of the buckle without pressing the release button, the seat belt is not properly fastened. 2. The lap belt should run over your thighs and under your abdomen. 3. The shoulder belt should run over your shoulder. It should not run to the side of your arm, or under your arm, and it should never dig into your neck. 4. Occupants should sit upright while wearing a seat belt. 5. A seat belt should never be worn by two people at once. Tip In addition to being a safety feature that can save your life, the use of seat belts is required by law.

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