What safety precautions should I follow involving seat belts?
Seat belts are crucial pieces of safety equipment, but they must be used properly in order to do their job. Following a few simple safety precautions will help keep you safer in a moving vehicle.
Only one person should use a seat belt at a time – never use the same seat belt for two people.
Seat belts should be free of any obstruction, and that includes accessories like shoulder pads, clips and more.
Never place anything between you and an air bag, particularly hard or sharp objects
When driving or riding, always keep hands and arms away from air bag covers to reduce the chance of injury during inflation.
Never obstruct front air bag covers. Covers should be clean and free of any objects or items.
Never attach items to doors in a vehicle with side air bags. During inflation, hard objects (cup holders, ashtrays, etc.) can cause injuries if a side air bag inflates.
Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.