Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have discovered that whiplash injuries in vehicle crashes can be prevented if seat head restraints are positioned close enough to the back of occupants’ heads. Such neck injuries affect more than 1 million people in the U.S. each year When head restraints are positioned farther than 2.4 ins. (6.1 cm), injuries are likely to result from rear-end collisions. “The practical aspect of this study is that you want to set your head restraint so ...

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