Wearing and adjusting the seat belts during pregnancy
To afford the best protection for the unborn child it is important for the mother to wear the seat belt properly at all times.
Fig. 174 Positioning seat belts during pregnancy
Women should always ensure they adjust the seat belt correctly during pregnancy.
– Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly before
putting on the seat belt ⇒ “Seats and storage”.
– To fasten the belt, take hold of the latch plate and pull it slowly down across your chest. Wear the lap portion of the seat belt as low as possible over the hips so that there is no pressure on the stomach ⇒ fig. 174, ⇒ .
– Insert the latch plate into the buckle for the appropriate seat and push it down until it is securely locked with an audible click ⇒ fig. 172.
– Pull the belt to check that it is now securely fastened.
During pregnancy, women should especially make sure to wear the lap portion of the seat belt as low as possible across the hips so that there is no pressure on the stomach.