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Q: What safety precautions should I follow involving seat belts?

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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.

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