The seat belt is such a common and well known part in vehicles, that we don’t always give them much thought. The seatbelt is a bit more intricate than you may think, and would need repair or replacement in certain situations. A seat belt has several components including the seat belt retractors, seat belt buckles, seat belt tongues, and pillar loops.
The seat belt webbing is the one that is most interacted with as it is what it pulled around your body to help secure you in your seat. It tightens and locks in the event of an accident. Seat belt webbing is very strong. It is made from 100% polyester and has the strength to support more than 28 kNw or 6,000 lbs. It is manufactured to meet or exceed [...]
We all grew up hearing the phrase, “Make sure you buckle up!” It has become so ingrained into our heads that we seldom even think about it when we do it anymore; it has practically become second nature to us! We also grew up hearing the statistics on car accident deaths and how many of the fatalities were the results of the driver and/or passengers failing to buckle into their seat belt. Now, more than ever, it is important that we strap into our seat belts, especially with an increased amount of cars on the road. However, it isn’t just strapping into our seat belts that we should be mindful of, it is the actual condition of the safety belts that we should be paying closer attention to. You, like many other [...]
Everyone knows that seat belts should be worn at all times. Isn’t it ironic then that so many pregnant women opt to not wear a seat belt because of the discomfort? If anything, they should have more reason to wear a seat belt, as they are protecting not only themselves but the baby inside of them too! Below I will describe some important information about wearing a seat belt while pregnant.
First and foremost, it is important to look at all the serious pregnancy complications that can occur from a car accident. Depending on how badly a pregnant woman is hurt, she can suffer preterm labor, placental abruption, premature rupture of the membranes (PROM), miscarriage, and sadly, even stillbirth. A few minutes of discomfort are not worth facing any of these complications.