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Do other autistic people struggle with seatbelts? They're so uncomfy but I don't want to just not wear it because I want to be safe

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    • KittyRosa

      273d

      @KittyRosa Okay it's called a seatbelt adjuster however there are many styles it looks like. I use one that slides on and the part that goes across your body and shoulder slides into a clip and you can adjust it easily so the seatbelt is still securely and safely across you but not uncomfortably against your throat. It doesn't have a specific name and sadly it still looks like you can't upload pictures. I am not sure if I should add a link to the one I use but if anyone is curious and I shall share

    • Drake_Cake

      273d

      I've always sat on the right side of a car since I was old enough to sit in a car on my own. Now it's become such a habit that if I sit on the left side then the seatbelt feels very uncomfortable. I still think the seatbelt on the right side is uncomfortable, but it's manageable.

    • KittyRosa

      273d

      I use this installer where the seatbelt is not as close to my throat, it's some sort of clip that helps the seatbelt sit more comfortably on me and in a way it feels more secure too. Every time I sit in a different car like a friend's I am reminded how much I hate them laying across my neck the way they do otherwise. I can't remember what it's called but if I find out, I will update

      • KittyRosa

        273d

        @KittyRosa Okay it's called a seatbelt adjuster however there are many styles it looks like. I use one that slides on and the part that goes across your body and shoulder slides into a clip and you can adjust it easily so the seatbelt is still securely and safely across you but not uncomfortably against your throat. It doesn't have a specific name and sadly it still looks like you can't upload pictures. I am not sure if I should add a link to the one I use but if anyone is curious and I shall share

    • RissTheTiger

      273d

      I despise seatbelts, I personally recommend buying covers for them {but test the covers first to find the material right for you}

    • Crumbcatcher

      347d

      I’ve always HATED seatbelts

    • ShortcakeBirdie

      352d

      When I was little seatbelts gave me such bad meltdowns 😭 they rubbed on my neck and chest in such an awful way. I am a grown adult now though who has the money for seatbelt covers, which help 😌

      • Crumbcatcher

        347d

        @ShortcakeBirdie yeah it felt like they were choking me

    • JordanDTixteco

      352d

      Yeah kinda- I like when they are super tight and squish me sometimes but sometimes they are bleh and then sometimes I get dizzy without them cause I move and then I don't have the seatbelt that I thought I was wearing

    • Bre19

      354d

      Yes!

    • Viynyl

      354d

      I also really hate the feeling of seatbelts, one thing that can help is wearing a seatbelt cover, it really makes things more comfy when I'm in the car

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There is no specific mention of autistic people struggling with seatbelts in the provided context. However, it is common for individuals with sensory sensitivities, including those on the autism spectrum, to find certain textures or materials uncomfortable.

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