runs. Since right-of-way is not assured through their
use, approach street intersections and other points of
danger at reduced speeds to avoid collisions with
vehicles or pedestrians.
5.5 SEAT BELTS. Comply with local directives and
regulations for the use of seat belts. One seat belt
should be available for each person. Remind passengers
to fasten their seat belts before starting the vehicle.
a. Fastening the Seat Belt. After positioning the
front seat, fasten the safety pelvic belt around your
hips. Insert the latch into the buckle and make sure the
latch-to-buckle connection is secure. Adjust the pelvic
belt so it fits firmly to the hips by pulling the end of the
b e l t protruding from the buckle.
equipped belts, pull the retractor-half of the belt to a
s o l i d stop to make sure that the belt webbing is
completely unwound from the retractor drum; connect
the belt, and then adjust the buckle on the belt for a
snug fit. Passengers riding in vehicles equipped with
shoulder belts must always wear them in conjunction
with pelvic belts. Shoulder belts should be tightened
only to the point where controls-and switches can be
e a s i l y reached without restriction from the belt.
Proper usage and care of, these belts will provide added
security to driver and passenger in case of sudden,
b. Care of Seat Belts. Clean the belts with a mild
solution of soap and lukewarm water. Do not bleach or
r e d y e the belts as this may cause severe loss of
strength. Keep sharp instruments and other damaging
objects away from the belts. Periodically, inspect the
belts and the retractors for damage and report any