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Proper Seat Belt Use During Pregnancy

Experts agree that everyone, including pregnant women, should always wear a seat belt when riding in a car. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 5 to 34. Seat belts are the single most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. However, if you’re pregnant, it’s really important to wear your seat belt correctly.

Seat belt safety tips during pregnancy

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Four Key Safety Tips

  • Restrain your child on every trip, every time.
  • Keep your child in the back seat.
  • Use the best safety restraint for your child's size.
  • Use child safety seats and seat belts correctly.

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