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head restraint

n
(Automotive Engineering) an adjustable support for the head, attached to a car seat, to prevent the neck from being jolted backwards sharply in the event of a crash or sudden stop
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Noun1.head restraint - a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplashhead restraint - a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
car seat - a seat in a car
cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
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The low-cost, low-mass head restraint on the 2018 Ford F-150 pickup is made from Hylon N1000STHL nylon 66 from Belgium's Ravago Manufacturing (U.
The vehicle received top rating by passing the institute's small overlap, moderate overlap, and side-impact crash tests, as well as its roof strength and head restraint tests.
David Stephens, 55, was trying to put it into a head restraint for a TB test.
It can be fitted with a head restraint measurement device (HRMD), which allows the measurement of the head in relation to the head restraint.
Make sure your head restraint is set at the right height for you.
3) According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), to be effective, a head restraint must be positioned behind and close to the back of the head (i.
Also accessory power socket (12V), tilt-adjustable steering column, tyre mobility kit, manual front windows, ISOFIX, smokers pack, rear centre head restraint and automatic start/stop technology.
Improper positioning of your seat and head restraint are scientifically proven to have an impact in the event of an accident and can cause anything from whiplash to airbags exploding too close to your chest or face, causing serious injuries.
Meanwhile, four out of ten drivers do not have their head close enough to the head restraint.
The BOA also found 42 per cent of drivers in the region do not have their head close enough to the head restraint and 50 per cent never adjusted their head restraint depending on which vehicle they were travelling in.
A poll of 1,435 adults also showed that many drivers do not sit close enough to the head restraint, increasing the risk of serious whiplash injuries.
It can easily be installed to the head restraint posts and the system has been crash-tested.