safety belt


Definition of safety belt

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

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To reach it, father and son scaled scaffolding without the aid of safety belts, which now are commonplace. Colleen Shalby,, "It was the Coliseum’s mystery mural, until a teenage detective solved its 50-year puzzle," 12 July 2019 Rules now dictate tire integrity, roof strength, door latches, steering wheels, knee bolsters, bumpers, lights, seats, safety belts and shoulder straps, air bags, and window tinting. Dan Albert, Vox, "Driverless cars are coming. We’ll miss the thrill of the ride.," 21 June 2019 To date, there are only six states that require safety belts in school buses: California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and Texas. Linda Gandee/special To,, "Local school bus seat belt activist decries tragic losses in Canadian collision as avoidable," 9 Apr. 2018 The driver was cited for driving under suspension, not wearing a safety belt and other charges. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To,, "Fired employee complains over her 'small' theft: Middleburg Heights police blotter," 8 Feb. 2018 She was cited for several violations, including not wearing a safety belt. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To,, "Motorist celebrates Cinco de Mayo a bit too much: Middleburg Heights police blotter," 11 May 2018 Six years have gone by since Congress passed a law calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop standards for mandatory rear-seat safety belt reminders, yet NHTSA has failed to act. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "The U.S. needs to move forward on rear-seat safety belts," 20 Mar. 2018 Restraints — lap bars, safety belts and the like — must be designed to accommodate a wide range of body sizes, from a small child to the large parent who rides alongside. Marjie Lambert, miamiherald, "Tower of Terror too scary? More kid-friendly rides are coming to Florida theme parks," 14 June 2018 Watrel said the goal is to identify motorists who are not using safety belts and drivers with improperly or unrestrained children as part of an effort to reduce the severity of injuries and the number of fatal accidents in the county. Stephen Hudak,, "Buckle up, deputies are watching," 21 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of safety belt

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

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