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Headrest Adjustments Windsor ON

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.

Leading Edge Motor Cars Inc.
(905) 856-3303
83 Strada Dr.
Woodbridge, ON
Car Makes
Volkswagen , Audi, Bmw, Honda,
Hours
9 am -9 pm Mon-Fri , Sat 9-5pm, Sun12-4pm

Mike Jackson GM (Collingwood)
(705) 445-2222
480 Hume St
Collingwood, ON
 
Orangeville Honda
(519) 941-6221
207187 9 Hwy
Orangeville, ON
 
General Motors - Pearce Motors Ltd
(519) 842-4244
130 Simcoe St
Tillsonburg, ON
 
Orangeville Nissan
(519) 940-0222
633222 Hwy 10 N
Orangeville, ON
 
Brantford Hyundai
(519) 751-2171
463 Powerline Road
Brantford, ON
 
Jiffy Auto Service
(613) 966-7799
6749 Hwy 62
Belleville, ON
 
Mckeen Brothers Motors
(905) 372-0101
919 Division Street
Cobourg, ON
 
Notman Chrysler Dodge Jeep
(613) 938-0934
2205 Vincent Massey Drive
Cornwall, ON
 
Auto Value Hyundai
(905) 356-5557
7888 Oakwood Drive
Niagara Falls, ON
 

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