Right and Wrong Ways to wear a Seat Belt

- submitted by Ann Healey

Safety belts save thousands of lives if they are worn correctly, according to the Automotive Occupant Restraints Council in Lexington, Kentucky. Ready to buckle up better?

REMEMBER: A slack shoulder harness raises your risk of head injury by 81%.

The typical head injury victim is a young male between the ages of 16 and 24 who is injured in a vehicular accident.

The only cure for head injury is prevention!

Data from the National Head Injury Foundation

Revised: Saturday, February 23, 2002 08:42 AM