ABOUT SEATBELTS – THE LIFE SAVER

Seatbelts help reduce the risk of injury in many types of crashes by helping to properly position occupants, while the seat belt is designed to stretch at a controlled rate to absorb impact energy and reduce the severity of the occupant’s deceleration. Studies show that seatbelts reduce the overall risk for serious injuries in crashes by about 60%, and seatbelts reduce the risk for fatalities by approximately 45%. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S., and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that in the United States alone, seat belts save more than 12,500 lives each year, and prevent over 300,000 serious injuries.

Seat Belt Types

A seat belt, also known as a safety belt, can have two anchorage points or three anchorage points, and can be non-retractable or a retractable type.

Two-point seat belt

A two-point belt attaches at it’s two ends.

Lap Belt

A lap belt goes over the waist.

Shoulder or Sash Belt

A shoulder or sash belt goes diagonally over the occupant’s chest and shoulder.

Three-point seat belt

A three-point seat belt is a Y shaped belt that is the combination of a lap belt and a sash belt. In a collision the 3-point belt spreads out the energy of the moving body over the chest, pelvis, and shoulders. Volvo introduced the first three-point belt into production in 1959.

 

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Webbing for Seat Belts


 

 

Retractors for Seat Belts


 

 

Buckles for Seat Belts


 

 

Tongues for Seat Belts


 

 

Pillar Loop for Seat Belts