General Motors is launching a new safety system in some of its vehicles that won’t allow the driver to shift out of park unless occupants buckle their seat belts. Continue Reading...
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Threatening ad campaigns and steep fines aren’t enough to keep drivers belted to their seats. Continue Reading...
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 91 percent of children under 13 are using car seats, booster seats, and belts. Continue Reading...
It might come as a surprise to some, but seat-belt use has gone up in America over last year, resulting in an all-time high at 86 percent. Continue Reading...
Being obese might make car crashes more dangers according to a new study that suggests seriously overweight drivers sustain worse injuries and are more likely to be involved in collisions. Continue Reading...
Seat belt reminders for those in the front seats have been around since the 1970s and more recently have caught on with roughly 75% of new cars coming with the safety feature. But soon that chime, bing or ding could be coming to the rear seats as well. Continue Reading...
Mercedes will become the second automaker to equip its cars with inflatable seat belts, likely in the S-Class sedan, which will go into production next year. Continue Reading...
It’s a case of technicality versus practicality: The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration told Hyundai to replace the center rear seat belts in 14,728 Sonata Hybrids made between 2011 and 2012, but the Korean automaker declined. It comes down to a dispute over why the belts need to be changed. U.S. safety regulations prohibit using “a release… Continue Reading...
Disclaimers exist for a reason: some things really are best left to professionals – for instance, stunt car driving. In this video, a couple of thrill seekers decide it’ll be cool to pull a few extreme moves for the camera. After kicking up some smoking donuts, the driver decides to take on a sharp turn… Continue Reading...
It’s a little thing that does so much. By buckling up in the car, you increase your chances of surviving a serious car accident. And now, seat belt use in the U.S. has risen to 85 percent – its highest level yet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released these new stats that show… Continue Reading...