More than 10pc of drivers sit in the wrong position: UK studyOctober 11th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A UK survey has shown that more than 10 per cent of drivers sit in the wrong position for their car seatbelt to be effective in a head-on crash.
The British Osteopathic Association (BOA), which conducted the poll, said these motorists sit too far back and are in danger of “submarining”, where the occupant slips under the belt in a crash, the Scotsman reports.
To be effective, the belt should sit over the pelvic bones and not the stomach - preventing internal injuries - and in contact with the shoulder to prevent serious neck injury, the BOA said.
A poll of 1,435 adults also showed that many drivers do not sit close enough to the head restraint, increasing the risk of serious whiplash injuries. (ANI)
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