Headrest Adjustments Saint John NB

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.

Bayside Chrysler Dodge Ltd.
(506) 546-6606
1374 St. Peter Avenue
Bathurst, NB
 
Violette Motors Ltd
(506) 737-9520
75 Rue Queen
Edmundston, NB
 
Miramichi Honda
(506) 778-3685
2300 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB
 
G&M Chevrolet Ltd
(506) 735-3331
605 Rue Victoria
Edmundston, NB
 
Miramichi Volkswagen
(506) 623-2886
829 King George Hwy
Miramichi, NB
 
Assurance Henry White Ltée
(506) 548-9913
396 King Ave
Bathurst, NB
 
Checkpoint GMC Pontiac Buick Ltd
(506) 622-7091
349 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB
 
Dube Auto Sales Ltd
(506) 735-3394
454 rue Victoria
Edmundston, NB
 
Hatheway Ford
(506) 546-4464
500 Main Street
Bathurst, NB
 
Bayside KIA
(506) 547-9440
1400 St Peter Avenue
Bathurst, NB
 

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