seat belt


Definition of seat belt

: an arrangement of straps designed to hold a person steady in a seat (as in an airplane or automobile)

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Officer Byron White described the ticketing as part of a larger safety effort that also clamps down on distracted and intoxicated drivers, speeding, motorists who run red lights and people who fail to buckle their seat belts. Rachel Swan,, "Berkeley cyclists cry foul over $238 citations for rolling through stop signs," 11 Sep. 2019 Gutierrez was not wearing his seat belt and was killed in the collision, according to the CHP. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "San Jose: Authorities identify man killed in freeway crash," 20 Aug. 2019 The strictness isn’t limited to Toubkal; there’s a new police checkpoint on the road leading into town, where gendarmes hand out tickets to people who aren’t wearing their seat belts. Rachel Monroe, Outside Online, "Last winter, Moroccan officials found two hikers dead on the trail to the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The international investigation that followed revealed the fragility of the adventure travel economy, as well as what happens when a small tourist hub is suddenly made strange by violence.," 29 July 2019 When the best friend’s mother, who was driving, began to have a seizure, Lacy Johnson attempted to steer the vehicle out of harm after unbuckling her seat belt. Chevall Pryce, Houston Chronicle, "Cy-Fair area teen recovering after ejection from vehicle," 24 July 2019 Davis was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and suffered fatal injuries. Hanna Krueger,, "Bridge City man killed in motorcycle crash in Livingston Parish," 1 Apr. 2018 Colorado Cortez: The state’s drivers and passengers are using seat belts more often. USA TODAY, "Space dummy, Bigfoot denial, pumped-up pumpkin: News from around our 50 states," 2 Sep. 2019 Ruiz was not wearing a seat belt, Jefferson County sheriff’s officials said, and was ejected from the vehicle. Carol Robinson |, al, "37-year-old Birmingham man identified as victim killed in U.S. 280 crash," 19 Aug. 2019 The occupants were not wearing seat belts, the Sheriff's Office said. Mike Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two people died Tuesday in a single-car crash on I-41 in Washington County," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of seat belt

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seat belt was in 1932

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English Language Learners Definition of seat belt

: a strap on a vehicle's seat that holds a person in the seat if there is an accident

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Kids Definition of seat belt

: a strap (as in an automobile or airplane) designed to hold a person in a seat

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