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Seat belts

Q. Should I wear a seat belt when I'm pregnant?                                             A.  YES!  Wearing your seat belt is recommended by doctors, including your obstetrician.  Buckling up through ALL stages of your pregnancy is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your unborn baby in a crash.

Q. Should I adjust my seat?
A. Yes!  Adjust your seat so that you are:

  • In a comfortable, upright position.
  • Keeping as much distance as possible between your belly and the steering wheel.
  • Able to comfortably reach the steering wheel and pedals.

Q. What if my vehicle has air bags?
A. You still need to wear your seat belt properly.  Air bags are designed to work WITH seat belts, not replace them. Without your seat  belt, you could crash into the vehicle interior, other passengers or be ejected from the vehicle.

Q. My air bag has an on-off switch. Should I turn it off?
A. No. Seat belts and air bags work together to provide the BEST protection for you and your unborn baby.

Q. What should I do if I'm in a crash?
A. Seek immediate medical attention, even if you think you are not hurt. Whether you were the passenger or the driver, you need to see a health care professional if you are involved in a crash.

 

NEVER DRIVE OR RIDE IN A CAR WITHOUT BUCKLING UP FIRST!!

For more information, visit: safercar.gov