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With Obesity On The Rise, Do Seat Belts Need To Be Longer?

With Obesity On The Rise, Do Seat Belts Need To Be Longer?

Waistline creep has become quite a bit more prevalent in the last decade--so much so, in fact, that one-third of the American population is obese and another third is overweight. One unintended consequence of this is the risk of obese drivers dying in car crashes because they’re failing to... read more

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Officer Tickets 215 Phantom Motorists For Seatbelt Violation

Across the U.S., in every state in the union (except New Hampshire), hundreds of drivers are ticketed each day for not wearing their seatbelts. In New Orleans, however, at... read more August 19, 2011 by  13


 
Ford's inflatable seat belt

2013 Ford Flex And Unnamed Lincolns To Offer Rear Inflatable Seat Belts

Buoyed by the number of 2011 Ford Explorer buyers ordering rear inflatable seat belts, the automaker no doubt sees a marketing opportunity ahead – especially with... read more June 22, 2011 by 


 
seatbelt wearer

Study: Higher Fines Would Convince More Motorists To Buckle Up

Nearly all states have laws requiring occupants to wear safety belts when in a moving vehicle. Yet about 15 percent of vehicle occupants still don't buckle up. How do we get... read more March 2, 2011 by  3


 
Screencap from "Embrace Life" seatbelt ad

Video: YouTube Crowns Its First 'Ad Of The Year' Winner

There are a lot of commercials floating around the internet (and on TV, too, we suppose), and a number of international awards have sprung up to recognize excellence in the... read more November 22, 2010 by 


 
VVT mobile enforcement and traffic surveillance trailer

Texters Beware: Camera Enforcement Could Get A Lot Smarter

How would you feel if a ticket for talking on your cellphone—including an incriminating photo—arrived in the mail? With a new system developed in Europe, it could... read more November 3, 2010 by  3


 
seatbelt wearer

New Backseat Seatbelt Rules Close A Loophole In Some States

Most states now require adults, as well as kids in back, to be buckled up. But it's a little-known fact, to some motorists, that some of these laws don't apply to adults in... read more August 20, 2010 by 


 
2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Seatbelt Issue Prompts Recall Of GM Crossovers

General Motors is recalling several of its popular crossover utility vehicle models for a seatbelt issue. In short, it might result in a seatbelt that looks buckled sliding... read more August 17, 2010 by  9


 
Vince and Larry, the crash-test dummies

Crash-Test Dummies Go To The Smithsonian

The crash-test dummies have taken up residence at the Smithsonian. No, not those Crash Test Dummies. You know—Vince and Larry, the guys who have been features in public... read more August 13, 2010 by 


 
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