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In an accident a seat belt becomes a life saver. It restrains the wearer and absorbs enormous energy levels.
But wear & tear and abuse all cause the seat belt to deteriorate. It can be caught in doors, trapped under or behind seats, chewed by dogs and misused in many ways.
Resulting holes, cuts, fraying or fluffing all weaken the belt - by up to 70%
The impact in an accident reduces the effectiveness of the belt because it permanently elongates the webbing - by as much as 13%. Following this elongation, the wearer's body would take the full shock load in subsequent accidents - approximately equal to the weight of a three tonne elephant against the belt!
Other parts of the belts become stressed too. They are not always visible. In all cases the complete seat belt must be replaced - but not with a second-hand one. It could mean the difference between life and death.
Finding out that your seat belt does not protect you when you have an accident is too late!
Everyone knows regular checks are vital on the safety-related parts of a vehicle like brakes and tyres - seat belts are no different !
Ensure maximum protection in an accident with this detailed check list, devised by vehicle safety specialists at RoSPA, and by Securon, the UK's leading supplier of replacement seat belts.
LOOK FOR THESE DANGER SIGNS
Check webbing and stitching for deterioration, especially: Nicks, cuts or holes, Frayed of fluffed webbing and Frayed, insecure, incomplete or repaired stitching.
Check buckle is not damaged. Test security and operation by connecting the buckle and tongue, then try to pull apart; while pulling, press button to ensure release. Check for weakness in connection to vehicle. Waggle flexible stalks and listen for clicking sounds which indicate broken cable strands.
With seat belt fastened, and unoccupied seat in rearmost position, all webbing must retract fully.
The belt should lock under hard braking at 5mph and when the webbing is snatched from the retractor.
Check condition, especially for fractures and deterioration, and operation.
Look for 'E' (Economic Commission for Europe) or 'BSI' (British Standards Institute) approval symbols.
Replacement seat belts are available from Autospares .
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