Using a Seatbelt for Car Seat Installation
There are two main places we need to look to understand the vehicle’s seat belt locking system.
As a child passenger safety technician, one of the most common misuses we find on car seats is that the vehicle seat belt is not in a locked mode.
If the seat belt is not locked, the child restraint becomes looser and looser (and sometimes falls over to the side while turning).
There are two places the seat belt can lock. One is at the latch plate. The other is in the vehicle’s retractor mechanism.
Watch the video to see how to determine which type of seat belt lock you have and learn how to lock it.
We have other videos showing:
- Using LATCH for Car Seat Installation
- Using a Rear-Facing Car Seat
- Using a Forward-Facing Car Seat
- Using Booster Seats
- Using the RideSafer
By Greg Durocher, CEO at Safe Ride 4 Kids and certified CPS Technician Instructor since 2002
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