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USO DE LOS CINTURONES DE SEGURIDAD

WARNING

Do not use comfort clips or devices that would create slack in the seat belt system.

WARNING

No modifications or additions should be made that will prevent the seat belt adjusting devices from operating correctly. Modifications or additions will prevent the devices from removing slack, or from being adjusted to remove slack from the seat belt assembly. A slack seat belt offers a greatly reduced level of occupant protection in an impact.

WARNING

Seat belts are designed to bear upon the bony structure of the body. A seat belt should be worn low across the front of the pelvis or the pelvis, chest and shoulders, as applicable. Wearing the lap section of the belt across the abdominal area must be avoided.

WARNING

Seat belts should be adjusted as firmly as possible, consistent with comfort, to provide the protection for which they have been designed. A slack belt will greatly reduce the protection afforded to the wearer. Make sure that any belt positioning sliders are adjusted so as not to introduce slack.

WARNING

Belts should not be worn with the straps twisted.

WARNING

Each belt assembly must only be used by one occupant. Putting a belt around a child being carried on the occupant’s lap is dangerous.

WARNING

Riding with a reclined seatback increases your chance of serious or fatal injuries in the event of a collision or sudden stop. The protection of your restraint system (seat belts and airbags) is greatly reduced by reclining your seat. Seat belts must be snug against your hips and chest to work properly. The more the seatback is reclined, the greater the chance that an occupant's neck will strike the shoulder belt. Drivers and passengers should always sit well back in their seats, properly belted and with the seatbacks upright.

WARNING

The airbag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) is designed to add to the overall effectiveness of the seat belts. The SRS does not replace them. Seat belts must always be worn.

WARNING

Seat belts should be worn by all vehicle occupants, for every journey, no matter how short. Failure to do so will greatly increase the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

WARNING

Never wear just the lap belt or just the shoulder belt of a lap and shoulder diagonal seat belt. Both of these actions are extremely dangerous and may increase the risk of injury.

  1. Putting on a seat belt: Draw the belt out smoothly, making sure that the seat position and the occupant's position on the seat are correct.

    When correctly positioned, the seat belt should cross the collar bone at the mid-point between the neck and the end of the shoulder.

    Where possible, rear seat passengers should adjust their seating position to achieve the same seat belt position.

  2. Fastening a seat belt: With the seat belt correctly positioned, place the metal tongue into the nearest buckle. Press it in until a click is heard.

    To release the seat belt, press the red button.

    NOTES

    When releasing the seat belt, it is advisable to hold the belt before pressing the release button. This prevents the belt from retracting too quickly.

When a seat belt is not in use, the belt slider can be used to position the metal tongue on the seat belt. The slider allows the user to position the metal tongue for ease of use, and to minimise contact with adjacent trim.