Your Honda is provided with seat belts to minimize the chance of
injury to yourself and your passengers in a sudden stop or accident.
For precautions on using seat belts for children, babies and pregnant
women, see pages 14 — 16.
Seat belts are most effective when the driver and passengers are
sitting up straight and well back in the seat.
In the event of a collision, occupants not wearing seat belts could
be seriously or fatally injured. Make sure you and all your
passengers ALWAYS put on the seat belts before driving away.
Be careful the seat belts are not damaged by catching or
entangling in the door or seat mechanism.
Front Seat Belts
The front seats have an automatic ("passive") restraint system
consisting of a shoulder belt and knee bolsters. The shoulder belt
should remain permanently latched. Always wear the lap belt in
addition to the shoulder belt for full protection.
The automatic and manual belts have emergency locking retractors
designed to lock only during a sudden stop or impact. Otherwise,
they allow some freedom of movement in the seat.
1. Enter the car and close the door
completely. Move the seat a
comfortable distance from the
steering wheel, sit straight up and
well back in the seat.
Never drive the car with the doors
ajar. The front doors must be
closed completely for the front
seat belts to function properly.
2. Turn the ignition ON. The shoulder belt buckle will move to its
rear locked position. The length of the shoulder belt will adjust
automatically to your body and seating position.
Make sure the shoulder belt goes over your shoulder and across
your body to evenly distribute the belt's restraining force.
If the belt is too near your neck and throat, move toward the
center of the seat.
Normal movement of the shoulder belt buckle may cause injury.
Be sure all parts of your body, especially fingers and hands, are
clear of the shoulder buckle while it is moving.
If the sunvisor is positioned near the door area, movement of the
seat belt buckle can dama