to feature the three-point seat belt as a standard item was the 1959 Volvo 122, first outfitted with a two-point belt at initial delivery in 1958, replaced with the three-point seat belt the following year. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list ( link ) "Kids at Risk: When Seatbelts are NOT Enough by Karp H, Reader's Digest (US Edition November 1999. P134: "The 1959 model (which appeared in August 1958) featured a major innovation in the form of front seat safety belts as standard equipment on all the cars, including the export models.
Review of Economics and. found that mandatory seat belt laws in the. significantly increased seatbelt use among high school age youths by 45-80 and. the, effects of, mandatory, seat, belt, laws on Driving Behavior and Traffic Fatalities' by Alma Cohen and Liran Einav at Harvard Law. By 1996, every state, with the exception of New Hampshire, had a mandatory seat belt use law covering drivers and front- seat occupants.
balk at mandatory seat belt laws as being an intrusion on the rights of the individual, the reduction in the number of accidental.
The NMA encourages seat belt use, but it does not support mandatory seat belt laws and the intrusive and punitive policies they spawn.
However, Montana is in the minority of states with seat belt laws because Montana has whats called a secondary seat belt law.
In 1964, the.S.
Commerce Department employed a list of regulations on seat belt design and mandatory adoption, usage and testing.
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87 A 2001 analysis of US crash data aimed to establish the effects of seatbelt legislation on driving fatalities and found that previous estimates of seatbelts effectiveness had been significantly overstated. 27 Electric pretensioners are often incorporated on vehicles equipped with precrash systems ; they are designed to reduce seat belt slack in a potential collision and assist in placing the occupants in a more optimal seating position. 33 The first commercial car to use automatic seat belts was the 1975 Volkswagen Golf. "A Potted Seat Belt History". But, all the seat belts in the world dont amount to much if drivers and passengers refuse to wear them. A webbing-sensitive lock is based on a centrifugal clutch activated by rapid acceleration of the strap (webbing) from the reel. Since November 2014, seat belt reminders are mandatory for the driver's seat on new cars sold in Europe. 6 He investigated the early seat belts whose primitive designs were implicated in these injuries and deaths. When the door is opened, the belts go from a fixed point in the middle of the car by the floor to retractors on the door. 13 Two-point edit A 2-point belt attaches at its two endpoints, and was invented in the early 1900s by Jack Swearingen of Louisville, Kentucky. 59 3 point Adjustable Seatbelt: Experimental safety belt from GWR Safety Systems that allowed the car Hiriko, designed by MIT, to fold without compromising the safety and comfort of the occupants.