If you are like us, you have probably never given a second’s thought to the location or height of the head restraint in your car. Jeremiah recently attended a seminar on the physics of a car crash and learned about the importance of the head restraint in a car crash. It really changed our perception of this safety device that we previously mostly ignored.
The top of your head restraint should aligned with the top of your head. If your head restraint is too low, it essentially acts like a fulcrum in certain types of car crashes. A head restraint that is too plush or too soft is also not effective. Most people, if they adjust their head restraints at all, do so for comfort. Make sure yours is set up for maximum protection in a wreck. You hope it will never happen to you, but if it does, you want to be prepared.