shoulder belt

noun
variants: or shoulder harness

Definition of shoulder belt

: an automobile safety belt worn across the torso and over the shoulder

Examples of shoulder belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The danger of a far-side crash is that the body of a child seated in a booster can slip out of the vehicle’s shoulder belt and jacknife over the lap belt, resulting in spinal or head injuries. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, "House Subcommittee Says Proposed Booster Seat Safety Rules Fall Short," 19 Nov. 2020 The attendees in the conference call reinforced Breglia’s contention not only for the critical need for the lap-shoulder belts but also for the overall reasonable cost of installation. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "School safety belt activist brings influencers into the fold; emphasizes decrease in driver distraction," 8 June 2020 What to know: The shoulder belt should go across the middle of your child’s shoulder and be off the neck, and the lap belt should be low and tight across the child’s upper thighs. Daniela Porat, ProPublica, "The Most Important Thing Every Parent Needs to Know About Car Seat Safety," 6 Feb. 2020 The federal agency recommended lap-shoulder belts in all seating positions and urged that limousine seating systems meet minimum crash safety performance standards. Washington Post, "Lawmakers, governor announce deal on limo safety regulations," 14 Jan. 2020 Rear Bed/Seat The Reimo seat has three shoulder belts and attachments for two child seats. Chris Dixon, Outside Online, "We're Dying to Get Mercedes-Benz's Metris Weekender Van," 6 Feb. 2020 The driver was wearing his lap and shoulder belt and his air bag deployed, but the NTSB determined the front-end crash was not survivable from the driver’s seat. BostonGlobe.com, "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 Safe Kids has a list of tips to keep in mind when strapping a child into a booster seat, such as making sure the seat belt lies flat on a child’s chest and not placing the shoulder belt under their arm or back. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Mom Shares Photo of Injured Son After Car Accident to Raise Awareness About Booster Seat Safety," 26 Sep. 2019 The agency recommended lap-shoulder belts in all seating positions and that limousine seating systems meet minimum crash safety performance standards. BostonGlobe.com, "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

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First Known Use of shoulder belt

1939, in the meaning defined above

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24 Nov 2020

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“Shoulder belt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoulder%20belt. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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