Sadly, a lot of people believe that if they choose not to wear a seatbelt, the only person they can hurt would be themselves, but nothing could be farther from the truth… in more ways than one.Continue reading “Seat belts in the back seat, and the ‘backseat bullet’”
Too many states in America still do not have laws making the wearing of seat belts compulsory in the rear seats.Continue reading “Making Seat Belts Compulsory in the Rear Seats”
Volvo Cars today calls on governments and regulators around the world to address a large inequality in road safety between developed and developing economies. Despite progress made in recent decades, official data shows a significant gap in the number of traffic fatalities between both categories of countries.Continue reading “Volvo Cars calls on UN delegates to address deep-rooted road safety inequality”
The History of the Three-point Seat Belt
Back in 1959, Nils Bohlin, a safety engineer at Volvo cars in Sweden, succeeded in his given task of creating a three-point safety belt for vehicle occupants.
News Release — Washington DC — Oct. 2, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board Wednesday called for new national requirements for seating and seat belt systems on limousines, citing evidence gathered in investigations of accidents in New York, Illinois and New Jersey.
The NTSB’s Safety Recommendation Report recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration require lap/shoulder belts for each passenger seating position on all new vehicles modified to be used as limousines. It also requires seating systems in these vehicles to meet minimum performance standards to ensure their integrity during a crash.