Q: How do I put on a seat belt correctly?

asked by on December 15, 2015

How do I put on a seat belt correctly?

Wearing a seat belt can save lives, but only if it’s put on correctly. Otherwise, it can be dangerous in an accident.

  1. Pull the shoulder belt forward so that it extends over the shoulder but not touching the neck. It shouldn’t be so loose that it slides down the shoulder.

  2. Extend the lap belt over the hips where it’s comfortable but tight enough to prevent much movement.

  3. Make sure the seat is in an upright position and sit up straight.

  4. Don’t let the seat belt twist when you attempt to fasten it.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

No hot air inside the cabinet ? Unbalanced air temperature comes from outlets 2010 Toyota Prius

Hi - your symptoms suggest the air blend doors in the heater air control box are not selecting the right proportion of heated air. This may possibly be aggravated by an engine that is not completely up to running temperature...

Cost to replace rear differential on a 2014 Tacoma TRD 4x4?

Billing question was sent to CS for the cost to replace the rear differential on a 2014 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4WD.

How do I use the rear window wiper in a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox?

The rear window wiper helps you retain visibility out of your rear window by wiping away rain or any other moisture. Turning on the rear windshield wiper takes only a few seconds: 1. Locate the windshield wiper lever, which protrudes...

overheating due to coolant loss with no leaking

Hi there. Completing a compression or pressure test might help diagnose the source of your problem, but I would suspect if you're not finding a leak, that the issue is a blown head gasket. Two ways of determining if this...

Got P0420 code and I had the catalytic converter replaced but still have the code. What is going on?

The code P0420 can be caused by the catalyst, O2 sensors before and after the catalyst. If both O2 sensors and catalyst was replaced then you may have an exhaust leak at the manifold or pipes. I suggest you have...

What precautions should I follow when starting the engine?

While starting your engine is as simple as turning the key and then releasing it once the engine is running, there are some things you should know. The following precautions will help prevent damage to your engine, as well as...

My car has a high idle when in park and doesn't shift properly

Hi there. Cold idle can be as high as 1500 RPM, but should lower to around 750 RPM for this vehicle once warmed up. This could be an air leak into the intake area of the engine; an auditory check...

Push the gas pedal and the car moves slowly until it finally catches up. The engine sounds funny. How much to get it looked at?

What your car is experiencing is referred to as "loss of power". Among common possibilities for loss of power are throttle body faults (electronic throttle controls, mass airflow sensor, torn air intake hose), worn out spark plugs, faulty fuel pump...

Getting code P0500

Hi there. The code you are getting is for a problem with the vehicle speed sensor. These commonly fail and will cause this code and cal also cause some drive ability issues. I would typically test the sensor and the...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Mustang
The The Ford Mustang has been an iconic vehicle for half a century, and its latest styling and updates only make it more attractive and more popular with American drivers. While its exterior may not be quite as eye-catching as...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If If you’re lucky enough to have a short commute to work, then you need to consider different factors when buying a used car than someone with a lengthier drive (or more time stuck in traffic). Chances are good that...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid
The The GMC Yukon is about as big and powerful as any SUV can ever get. However, in the past, that also meant paying a large sum every time you hit the pump. GMC has addressed this problem with their...