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Sixty Years of Automotive Safety

The modern three-point safety belt turns 60 this year. It was originally invented by Nils Bohlin, an engineer with Volvo, but has since spread to be standard equipment in cars, vans and trucks all over the world.

I still remember how, when I was young, we never were very consistent about seat belt use. In fact, it was only after I took driver ed and saw all the videos of wrecks that I became a regular seat belt user rather than a haphazard one. But that was also before the time when seat belt use was legally required and cops would ticket people who weren't wearing them.
Tags: cars, safety, vehicles

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