Minimizing Injury During a Collision
Minimizing injury of a vehicle collision may sound like science fiction, but there are some key things you can do:
- Wear your seatbelt
- Ensure your head restraint is set correctly.
Did you know over 50% of drivers in Canada do not have their head restraint adjusted properly?
Ideally, the distance between the head restraint and the back of the head should be less than 6 centimeters and the centre of the head restraint should be slightly above the top of your ear.
Read more about head restraint positioning here
Most of the time you don’t know a collision is coming, however there are times when you see the imminent danger. For example, when you are stopped at a red light and you see the vehicle behind you is not going to stop in time and you have no escape route.
Here are a few simple tips to help lessen the injury received:
- Put your head against your head restraint
- Take your arms and hands off your steering wheel
- Place your feet on your floor boards
Watch this video with chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Scholten, from The Vital Posture Clinic.