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Headrest Adjustments Regina SK

While buckling seatbelts is second nature when getting into a car - how many of us think to adjust the headrest? Reports show that headrests are one of the most overlooked safety features in motor vehicles.

David Dedman Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd
(306) 783-8080
115 Palliser Way
Yorkton, SK
 
Yorkton Toyota
(306) 782-2233
5 Kelsey Bay
Yorkton, SK
 
Senchuk Ford Sales Ltd
(306) 634-3696
118 Souris Avenue
Estevan, SK
 
Key Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd
(306) 782-2268
441 Broadway St E
Yorkton, SK
 
Western Honda
(306) 693-5959
848 Caribou Street West
Moose Jaw, SK
 
Rainbow Toyota
(306) 445-7799
3052 99th St
North Battleford, SK
 
Ulmer Chevrolet
(306) 445-6272
3022 99th St
North Battleford, SK
 
Regier Honda
(306) 773-3535
1520 South Service Road East
Swift Current, SK
 
Quicksilver Auto Accessories
(306) 373-7888
138 Jessop Avenue
Saskatoon, SK
 
Murray GM
(306) 634-3661
801 13th Avenue
Estevan, SK
 

Headrest Adjustments

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(NC)-While buckling seatbelts is second nature when getting into a car - how many of us think to adjust the headrest? Reports show that headrests are one of the most overlooked safety features in motor vehicles today and many don't realize the important role headrests play in preventing neck, brain and spinal cord related injuries.

"Headrests are designed to work alongside the seatbelt so that when an accident occurs it prevents the head from twisting backwards, which subsequently results in whiplash," explains Stefanie Hay, an insurance and claims expert at Aviva Canada. "Drivers can sustain an injury from an incorrectly adjusted headrest even at speeds as low as 15 kilometres per hour - the same speed as the average bicycle."

According to an Insurance Bureau of Canada study only 14 per cent of drivers on the road have their headrest in the proper position. In addition, whiplash being the most common soft tissue injury incurred during auto collisions underlines the importance for all drivers and passengers to take only a few moments to ensure their headrest is adjusted properly.

Aviva's Hay recommends that Canadian drivers follow three simple steps in order to prevent injuries associated with improper headrest position:

1. The top of the headrest should be in a straight line with the top of your head.

2. Position the centre of your headrest so that it is slightly above the top of the ear.

3. Ensure that the distance between the headrest and the back of the head is between five and ten centimetres.

An important message for local families with multiple drivers, the next time you get in your vehicle remember to use your brain and adjust your headrest. More information is available online at www.changeinsurance.ca or toll-free at 1-866-My Aviva (692-8482).

- News Canada