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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could
ride too high on your body, possibly causing
internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the
buckle nearest you.
A belt that is loose will not protect you properly. In
a sudden stop you could move too far forward,
increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat
A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause
internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that the
strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
Inserting Latch Plate into Buckle
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