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Old 08-09-2018, 07:23 PM   #11
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Hope this isn't too dumb of a question, but are the head-rests critical to this installation/safety?
All depends on the head/neck height of the riders in the seat. Headrests are intended to reduce the risk of whiplash.


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Old 08-09-2018, 07:44 PM   #12
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All depends on the head/neck height of the riders in the seat. Headrests are intended to reduce the risk of whiplash.


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Right, thanks! I just wondered if the 4-point belts themselves depended on the headrests in order to avoid ... er, choking? ;-) the beloved passengers or something. It sort of looked like the belt performance didn't require the headrests for structural separation or anything like that.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:38 PM   #13
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Right, thanks! I just wondered if the 4-point belts themselves depended on the headrests in order to avoid ... er, choking? ;-) the beloved passengers or something. It sort of looked like the belt performance didn't require the headrests for structural separation or anything like that.
Got it. The thing with shoulder belts is that the shoulder straps are supposed to to be anchored above the shoulder. The top of the backrest probably accomplishes that, and like you mentioned the headrests may just add separation between the shoulder belts.


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Got it. The thing with shoulder belts is that the shoulder straps are supposed to to be anchored above the shoulder. The top of the backrest probably accomplishes that, and like you mentioned the headrests may just add separation between the shoulder belts.


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Hi! We are in the same boat! Also in SoCal. What did you end up doing?
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