Reclined Seats Break Car Passenger’s Necks
Automakers advertising campaigns have urged mom to recline her seat to nap while dad does the driving on the family road trip. Reclining your seat while the vehicle is rolling down the highway is extremely dangerous. The three-point restraint system of the shoulder and lap belt will not work. Occupants who tilt their seats back are usually killed or crippled by the safety restraints in a front end collision, rear-end collision or rollover accident.
Here’s why it is so hazardous. Your body slides or submarines under the lap belt. As your head flies forward, the belt acts as a garrot across your neck. Victims typically suffer a broken neck causing or quadriplegic paralysis. In another scenario, when the victim slides under the seat belt they are thrown around inside the vehicle or ejected.
Crash Tests Demonstrate Dangers Of Reclined Vehicle Seats
Never tilt your seat back more than 40 degrees when the vehicle is moving.
Investigative Reporter Robert Riggs uncovers the dangerous of reclining seats in the following exclusive story broadcast on CBS.
Investigative Report Warns: Reclined Vehicle Seats Dangerous
If a loved one suffered death or catastrophic injury in a car accident while their seat was reclined, the Tracy Law Firm will conduct a free analysis in its Crash Lab. We will determine if you have grounds for a vehicle crashworthiness lawsuit for wrongful death or personal injury against the automaker.