2005 GMC Savana Owners Manual PDF | Page 37

Child Restraints
Older Children
Older children who have outgrown booster seats should
wear the vehicle?s safety belts.
If you have the choice, a child should sit in a seating
position that has a lap-shoulder belt to get the additional
restraint a shoulder belt can provide.
Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts?
A: If possible, an older child should wear a
lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint
a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt
should not cross the face or neck. The lap
belt should ?t snugly below the hips, just touching
the top of the thighs. It should never be worn
over the abdomen, which could cause severe or
even fatal internal injuries in a crash.
Accident statistics show that children are safer if they
are restrained in the rear seat.
In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike
other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown
out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety
belts properly.
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2005 GMC Savana Owners Manual Summary of Content

Child RestraintsOlder ChildrenOlder children who have outgrown booster seats shouldwear the vehicles safety belts.If you have the choice, a child should sit in a seatingposition that has a lap-shoulder belt to get the additionalrestraint a shoulder belt can provide.Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts?A: If possible, an older child should wear alap-shoulder belt and get the additional restrainta shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder beltshould not cross the face or neck. The lapbelt should t snugly below the hips, just touchingthe top of the thighs. It should never be wornover the abdomen, which could cause severe oreven fatal internal injuries in a crash.Accident statistics show that children are safer if theyare restrained in the rear seat.In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strikeother people who are buckled up, or can be thrownout of the vehicle. Older children need to use safetybelts properly.1-31