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Seat Belt Safety

Safe Use of Seat Belt During Pregnancy

Always wear a seat belt properly:

  • Buckle the lap belt below your belly so that it fits snugly across your hips and pelvic bone
  • Place the shoulder belt across your chest (between your breasts) and over the mid-portion of your collar bone (away from your neck)
  • Never place the shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back
  • Pull any slack (looseness) out of the belt
  • If you are in an accident, seek medical attention right away, even if you are not injured


What Should I Know About Air Bags
  • Keep 10 inches between the steering wheel and your breastbone
  • Ensure airbag is turned on
  • As your belly grows, tilt steering wheel, make sure it is angled toward your breastbone, not your belly or head