01/02/2011 - The AAA Agree With RoSPA On The Safest Way To Wear Your Seatbelt
The American Automobile Association (AAA) has just published a one page guide to proper seating in a vehicle. It is not a surprise to see that they agree with RoSPA in stating that "the seatbelt’s bottom strap (lapbelt) should rest across your hipbones".
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We know from extensive interviews with ‘1st on the scene’ paramedics that when the lapbelt rises up off the hipbone onto the stomach this is potentially dangerous and causes (sometimes fatal) injuries from the lapbelt pressing into the stomach.
The only way to ensure that the lapbelt is secure across your hipbone (in accordance with RoSPA and now the AAA) and DOES NOT rise up onto your stomach is to fit a CG-Lock.
This not only ensures you are in the safest position (same as the crash test dummies were in when your car was tested) but also helps to keep your spine in the right shape against the lumbar support (link to posture video) leading to a better posture and reduced/eliminated back pain.