Safety Guidelines for Pregnant Drivers

When you’re pregnant and driving a vehicle, keep these safety tips in mind to protect you and your baby.

Authorities from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommend pregnant women move the front seat back as far as possible when driving. Keep at least 10 inches between the center of the chest and the steering wheel cover or dashboard.

Pregnant drivers should always wear a seat belt, too. The lap belt should fit securely below the belly, across the hips and pelvic bone. The shoulder belt should lay across the chest and away from the neck. Shoulder belts should never go behind the back or under an arm. The NHTSA does not recommend disabling air bags in a car.

For more information, visit the NHTSA website.

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