2005 GMC Savana Owners Manual PDF | Page 38

{CAUTION:
Never do this.
Here two children are wearing the same belt.
The belt can not properly spread the impact
forces. In a crash, the two children can be
crushed together and seriously injured. A belt
must be used by only one person at a time.
Q: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt,
but the child is so small that the shoulder belt
is very close to the child?s face or neck?
A: If the child is seated in a rear outside seat position,
move the child toward the center of the vehicle.
See Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children
and Small Adults on page 1-28. If the child is
sitting in the second row center seat position, move
the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either
case, be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the
child?s shoulder, so that in a crash the child?s upper
body would have the restraint that belts provide.
If the child is so small that the shoulder belt is still
very close to the child?s face or neck, you might
want to place the child in a seat that has a lap belt,
if your vehicle has one.
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{CAUTION:Never do this.Here two children are wearing the same belt.The belt can not properly spread the impactforces. In a crash, the two children can becrushed together and seriously injured. A beltmust be used by only one person at a time.Q: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt,but the child is so small that the shoulder beltis very close to the childs face or neck?A: If the child is seated in a rear outside seat position,move the child toward the center of the vehicle.See Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Childrenand Small Adults on page 1-28. If the child issitting in the second row center seat position, movethe child toward the safety belt buckle. In eithercase, be sure that the shoulder belt still is on thechilds shoulder, so that in a crash the childs upperbody would have the restraint that belts provide.If the child is so small that the shoulder belt is stillvery close to the childs face or neck, you mightwant to place the child in a seat that has a lap belt,if your vehicle has one.1-32