Where is the Safest Place to Ride in a Car While I’m Pregnant?
As an experienced automobile attorney, I’m glad you asked this because the answer is-not behind the wheel. Experts agree that it’s safer to ride as a passenger than to drive while pregnant. If you have the choice, ride as a passenger in the back seat. In tests with “pregnant” crash test dummies, uterine strain was lower for vehicle occupants riding in the passenger position-mainly because there’s no steering wheel to hit. In a crash, contact with the wheel can be deadly for baby, so avoid driving if possible. When practical, ride in the passenger seat with a 3-point seat belt and airbag with the seat positioned as far rearward as possible.
For more information:
- 6 Steps of Buckling up with a Belly – Seat Belt Safety for Pregnant Women
- Is it safe to drive while I’m pregnant?
- Why is driving or riding in a car while I’m pregnant so dangerous?
I am local accident attorney Jeffrey Meldon and I strongly believe that public education is the first step in the prevention of and/or recovery from a serious accident. My office and I take pride in our work, and the results we get for our clients.
Meldon Law is a regional law firm that is located in Gainesville, Florida. We are personal injury lawyers, litigators and trial lawyers that have been working to get accident victims the justice they deserve for over 40 years throughout North Florida and all over Florida. Accidents involving a car crash, truck wreck, motorcycle, ATVs, bicycle, pedestrian accidents, and dog bites, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and criminal defense are all included in our practice.
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