The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the
mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more
likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For
pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making
safety belts effective is wearing them properly.
To learn how to wear the passenger’s safety belt
properly, see Driver Position on page 1-12.
The passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the
driver’s safety belt — except for one thing. If you
ever pull the shoulder portion of the belt out all the way,
you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If
this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and
Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you
should use it.
But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your
dealer will order you an extender. It’s free. When you go
in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so
the extender will be long enough for you. The extender
will be just for you, and just for the seat in your
vehicle that you choose. Don’t let someone else use it,
and use it only for the seat it is made to ﬁt. To wear
it, just attach it to the regular safety belt.