Dear Betty,

When advising a women, who is in an advanced stage of pregnancy, about driving test requirements, you should tell her.

a) she may remove her seatbelt for the emergency stop maneuver.

b) she will not be asked to complete the emergency stop maneuver.

c) that no special provision is made for pregnant test candidates.


Dear DMV candidate,

Since I am not associated with the DMV, I cannot answer for their testing procedures.  I can suggest that pregnant women should always wear a seat belt.  It protects both the mother and the unborn baby from injury or death in a car crash.  The seat belt should be a 3-point restraint.  Which means it should have a lap and shoulder strap.  Lap and shoulder belts keep you from being thrown from the car during an accident.  The shoulder strap also keeps the pressure of your body off of the baby after a crash.  The lap strap should go under your belly, across your hips and as high as possible on your thighs.  The shoulder strap should go between your breasts and off to the side of your belly.  Seat belt straps should never go directly across your stomach.  If you are in a car with an air bag, move the seat back as far as possible and tilt the seat to get some distance between your belly and the steering wheel or dashboard.  Air bags are not a substitute for seat belt, so always wear your seat belt.