safety belt


Definition of safety belt

: a belt fastening a person to an object (such as a car seat) to prevent falling or injury

Examples of safety belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The driver was also cited for not wearing a safety belt and having drug paraphernalia. cleveland, "Man webs yarn about buying tarantula: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 2 July 2020 The legislation requires that motor vehicles converted into stretch limousines on or after Jan. 1, 2021 have at least two safety belts for the front seat and at least one seat belt in the rear for each passenger. Henry Goldman,, "N.Y. Limo Drivers Face New Safety Rules After Deadly 2018 Crash," 8 May 2020 The safety belt and seat strength recommendations will go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has been reluctant to issue new safety regulations since President Trump took office in 2017., "ALBANY, N.Y. — Federal inspectors recommended stricter regulations Wednesday for safety belts and passenger seats in new vehicles stretched into limousines, saying tighter standards might have made a difference in an upstate New York limousine crash that killed 20 people.," 3 Oct. 2019 The driver had a passenger in the front seat and a young girl in the back who was not in a booster seat or wearing a safety belt. cleveland, "Driver hands officer her sandwich when asked about drinking: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 5 Feb. 2020 These systems also detect pedestrians and have been declared the most significant safety development since the safety belt. Lyndon Conrad Bell, Houston Chronicle, "Must-have safety technologies for 2020," 31 Jan. 2020 Police charged the driver with OVI, failure to wear a safety belt, failing to drive in marked lanes and failure to use a turn signal. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Drunken suspect arrested while in town for court-ordered alcohol class: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 19 Jan. 2020 The legislative deal comes three months after the National Transportation Safety Board recommended tighter safety belt and passenger seat standards for new vehicles that are stretched into limousines. Washington Post, "Lawmakers, governor announce deal on limo safety regulations," 14 Jan. 2020 Dale Dahlke, as well as Avon Lake activist Rudy Breglia with a new Avon school bus with lap-shoulder safety belts installed, stood ready to inform and educate the crowd. Linda Gandee/special To, cleveland, "Big Trucks and Community Services event bigger than ever in Avon Lake," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of safety belt

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safety belt was in 1840

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10 Jul 2020

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“Safety belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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: a belt that is used to prevent someone from falling or getting injured by holding that person in place

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