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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Safety of Larger Children

uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children  
Safety of Larger Children  
1Safety of Larger Children  
Protecting Larger Children  
The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind  
of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who  
must sit in front.  
3WARNING  
Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in  
front can result in injury or death if the  
passenger's front airbag inflates.  
Checking Seat Belt Fit  
If a larger child must ride in front, move the  
vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible,  
have the child sit up properly and wear the  
seat belt properly, using a booster seat if  
needed.  
When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/  
shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the  
following questions.  
Checklist  
Do the child's knees bend comfortably over  
the edge of the seat?  
Does the shoulder belt cross between the  
child's neck and arm?  
Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as  
possible, touching the child's thighs?  
Will the child be able to stay seated like this  
for the whole trip?  
If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder  
seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a  
booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat.  
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uuChild SafetyuSafety of Larger Children  
1Booster Seats  
Booster Seats  
When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the  
instructions that came with it, and install the seat  
accordingly.  
There are high- and low-type booster seats. Choose a  
booster seat that allows the child to wear the seat  
belt correctly.  
If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used  
properly, position the child in a booster seat in  
a rear seating position. For the child's safety,  
check that the child meets the booster seat  
manufacturer's recommendations.  
Some U.S. states and Canadian provinces and  
territories require children to use a booster seat until  
they reach a given age or weight (e.g. 6 years or 60  
lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the state or  
province, or territory where you intend to drive.  
Protecting Larger Children-Final Checks  
Your vehicle has a rear seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever  
have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front:  
Make sure you read and fully understand the instructions and safety information  
in this manual.  
Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.  
Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat.  
Check that the seat belt is properly positioned so that the child is secure in the  
seat.  
Monitoring child passengers  
We strongly recommend that you keep an eye on child passengers. Even older, more  
mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belts and sit up  
properly.  
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