Convincing statistics about seat belts: I need them. [more inside]
I can remember lying down in the back of station wagons and pickup trucks, but what did we do in the VW?
How did kids under 2 travel in cars before car seats were the norm, particularly on long trips? My mom recalls tots in the lap and something called a 'car bed' (got any pictures?). Would little ones get lap-belted in to prevent them from falling off the seat on corner-turns?
Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts? [more inside]
Can one install a shoulder harness on a '65 hardtop Futura with minimal fuss? [more inside]
If you wore a seatbelt on a horse, would you be safer or less safe than if you didn't use a seatbelt?
I have a 2002 Suzuki Esteem Wagon and the rear seat belts no longer retract. [more inside]
Do seat belts save lives? [more inside]
Remember in the late 80s/early 90s when every car in the US (mostly imports, IIRC) had a motorized seat belt for the front seats? Why did that feature go away? Was it due to them breaking down? Being unsafe in accidents? Being annoying in general? I never really heard why they went away, I just sort of noticed they don't exist anymore.