A Properly Adjusted Headrest Can Prevent Injury

Drivers and passengers can reduce whiplash-related injuries by as much as 40 percent. The secret? Adjust your headrest—only 14 per cent of Canadians drive with theirs properly adjusted.

Here’s how to do it in three easy steps:

  1. The centre of the headrest should be slightly above the top of the ear.
  2. The top of the headrest should be at least as high as the top of the head.
  3. Ideally, the distance between the headrest and the back of the head should be between five and 10 cm (two and four inches).

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Source: Insurance Bureau of Canada

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