Buckling Up Tips for Pregnant Drivers: How to Protect Your “Precious” Cargo

by Carmen Dellutri on December 27, 2012

Cape Coral accident lawyerFor pregnant women, it can be difficult to figure out how to maneuver a seatbelt around a growing belly. However, buckling up becomes even more important when you are transporting “precious” cargo.

With this in mind, we would like to share the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s tips for seatbelt use during pregnancy. It is a valuable resource created in collaboration with National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

  • Place the shoulder belt across your chest (between your breasts) and away from your neck.
  • Secure the lap belt below your belly so that it fits snugly across your hips and pelvic bone.
  • Never place the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm.
  • Keep at least 10 inches
between the center of your chest and the steering wheel cover or dashboard. As your abdomen grows during pregnancy, adjust your seat to maintain this 10-inch minimum.
  • Doctors recommend that pregnant women wear seat belts and leave air bags turned on.
Seat belts and air bags work together to provide the best protection for you and your unborn child.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Cape Coral accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Cape Coral injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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