Protect yourself and your family against whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries
According to studies conducted by Insurance Bureau of Canada in several provinces across Canada, drivers can reduce whiplash-related injuries by unbelievable 40 per cent!
Think about it! It is almost 2 times less comparing to existing situation. And all it takes is just a little precaution which will help lower your odds of getting this kind of injury from a motor vehicle accident. The study involved about 8,500 drivers and passengers. They were evaluated according to position of the top of their headrest relative to the head (vertical adjustment), and gap between their head and headrest (horizontal adjustment).
How to adjust headrest properly
- Centre of your headrest must be slightly above the very top of your ear
- Top of your headrest must be minimum not lower than the top of your head
- To make it perfect, the distance from your headrest and back of your head should be between 5 – 10 cm (2 – 4 inches)
And obviously, it should be readjusted every time a new driver is going to use the car.