Kia Optima: Seat belt precautions / Restraint of pregnant women, Injured person, One person per belt

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Safety features of your vehicle / Seat belts / Seat belt precautions / Restraint of pregnant women, Injured person, One person per belt

Restraint of pregnant women

Pregnant women should wear lap/shoulder belt assemblies whenever possible according to specific recommendations by their doctors. The lap portion of the belt should be worn AS SECURELY AND LOW AS POSSIBLE.

WARNING - Pregnant women

Pregnant women must never place the lap portion of the seat belt above or on the abdomen where the fetus is located. The force of the seat belt during a collision will crush the fetus.

Injured person

A seat belt should be used when an injured person is being transported. When this is necessary, you should consult a physician for recommendations.

One person per belt

Two people (including children) should never attempt to use a single seat belt. This could increase the severity of injuries in case of an accident.

WARNING - Lying down

Do not allow passengers to lie down while the vehicle is operating. The seat belt cannot provide appropriate protection to lying occupants and they have a risk of serious injury in the event of a collision.

Larger children
Children who are too large for child restraint systems should always occupy the rear seat and use the available lap/shoulder belts. The lap portion should be fastened and snugged on the hips as lo ...

Care of seat belts
Seat belt systems should never be disassembled or modified. In addition, care should be taken to assure that seat belts and belt hardware are not damaged by seat hinges, doors or other abuse. WAR ...

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