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A Volvo Invention in All Cars

"There's a little bit of 'Volvo' in every vehicle on the American road," says Anne Belec, president and CEO, Volvo Cars of North America. Such a bold assertion is based on Nils Bohlin's development of the three-point safety belt. Read More »

All Back Seats to Get Lap/Shoulder Belts

Responding to a congressional mandate, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last month directed automakers to equip the middle back seats of their passenger vehicles with lap/shoulder belts. Read More »

State Highway Safety Offices Cheer Seat Belt Use Numbers

Statement for Attribution to Kathryn Swanson, Chair of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).   Today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation indicating record nationwide seat belt use is indeed very good news. Vehicle occupant protection has been a top priority for State Highway Safety Offices so we are particularly heartened to see that the effort is succeeding.   ... Read More »

New DOT Data Show Rising Safety Belt Use Rates in Most States

Forty states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico achieved higher safety belt use rates in 2003 than the year before, according to a new statistical analysis released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Safety belt use in the United States has reached 79 percent – the highest level in the ... Read More »