Twisted straps are not just annoying, they are also dangerous for the child as they concentrate the crash forces over a much smaller part of the child’s body than was intended, which increases the risk of injury and can cause the straps to cut through the child’s body as they are more like a rope than a flat strap when …
Is a twisted seat belt safe?
A twisted seatbelt is not as safe as a properly worn and straightened belt, and can be dangerous. The twist puts too much pressure on a smaller area of your body, which causes damage localized to that area in the event of a collision.
Where should the straps be on a car seat?
Use the Correct Harness Slots
On rear-facing car seats, the shoulder straps should come through the car seat slots at or just BELOW your child’s shoulders. On forward-facing seats, the shoulder straps should be at or just ABOVE the shoulders.
Is a twisted seat belt an MOT failure?
There should be no fraying, rips, tears, worn out patches, or cut portions. If any of this is found on an individual’s seat belt(s), he or she will not pass the MOT test. Failure to pass the MOT test will leave you with a ‘refusal of an MOT test certificate’ that will be recorded in the MOT database.
Why do seatbelts have a twist?
There are two types of locking mechanisms used to lock a seatbelt into place. One works by centrifugal force in the spool of the belt winder. A weight is thrown out when the spool spins at a fast rate. This kind of belt lock works when it is quickly extended.