Head restraints or otherwise known as headrests we designed and by law required in 1969 to help prevent the forceful jolt of your head being thrown back and prevent whiplash injuries in the case of a collision. Although headrests can help prevent whiplash, they must be highly designed. However, not all car designers are headrest safety experts. During an impact, your headrest should make contact with your head, rather than your neck. This gives additional support particularly in the event that you are involved in a rear-end collision. Be that as it may, if your headrest is in the wrong position you could endure whiplash and damage. How can you be sure your headrest is in the right position?

  • Position the headrest high enough to support your head
  • Make sure your headrest is the same height as the crown of your head.
  • The separation between the back of your head and the front of your headrest should be as little as possible, and less than 4 inches away.
  • The recline of your seat will also affect the position of the headrest, so be sure to recline to adjust the distance between your head and headrest and make it as minimal as possible.
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