Q: How do you correctly fasten a seat belt?

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How do you correctly fasten a seat belt?

Your seat belts are important lifesaving devices, but if they’re not used correctly, they can’t do their job. In fact, an incorrectly adjusted or fastened seat belt can actually cause more injury. How do you ensure that you’re fastened in correctly? Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Sit far back in the seat.

  2. Use one hand to slowly pull the shoulder belt out.

  3. Use the other hand to pull the buckle toward the latch.

  4. Buckle the seat belt.

  5. Make sure the belt is positioned correctly with the shoulder belt across your chest and over the shoulder and the lap belt over your hips.

  6. Double check that the belt is flat and not twisted.

Tip

It might be necessary to pull the belt to remove slack.

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