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Seat Belts

S e a t B e l t s S E A T B E L T S A F E T Y


Seat belts are life saving equipment. In a collision, occupants not wearing a seat belt can be thrown around inside, or possibly thrown out of the vehicle. This is likely to result in more serious injuries than would have been the case had a seat belt been properly worn. It may even result in loss of life!

Don't take chances with safety!

  • DO make sure ALL occupants are securely strapped in at all times - even for the shortest journeys.

  • The airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) is designed to add to the overall effectiveness of the seat belts. It does not replace them. SEAT BELTS MUST ALWAYS BE WORN!

  • Ensure that all seat belts are worn correctly - an improperly worn seat belt can increase the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a collision.

  • DO use the seat belts to secure items of luggage that are to be carried on the seats

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      in the event of an accident, loose items become flying missiles capable of causing serious injury, or even death.


  • DO NOT fit more than one person into a belt; this could result in the occupants striking each other and causing injury in the event of a crash.

  • DO NOT use, or attempt to fit, a seat belt that is twisted or obstructed in any way that could impede its smooth operation. If a belt is twisted, it must be straightened before use. Using a twisted or obstructed seat belt could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

  • ALWAYS use the seat belt lock (buckle) nearest the wearer. If the belt is locked in the wrong place, the seat belt will not fit correctly and may ride up over the abdomen, causing serious internal injury in a crash.


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