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 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 Rear shoulder belts out of a Wrangler would probably work. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make an Eight-Passenger Jeep Gladiator," 19 Sep. 2019 Roll bars, netting across the doors and shoulder belts are standard, as are cupholders and lockable toolboxes under the seats. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Jeep-like ATV looks like a toy — but Mahindra means business," 31 Aug. 2019 The driver of the car, 22-year-old Ames, was issued traffic violations for speed greater than reasonable and prudent, a lap and shoulder belt required and child passenger restraint. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Dravon Ames arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, say DPS officials," 30 Aug. 2019 The shoulder belt should not cross the neck or face. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Seat Check Saturday aims to fix what most parents get wrong," 22 Sep. 2017 In fact, federal law requires smaller school buses -- those weighing 10,000 pounds or less -- to have lap-shoulder belts, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Do school buses need seat belts?," 17 May 2018 In addition, video of the crash indicates that the then-30-year-old ragtop was without roll bars, shoulder belts or head restraints. Jonathan Handel, Billboard, "'Kill Bill' Stunt Coordinator Breaks Silence on Uma Thurman Crash," 10 Feb. 2018 The front shoulder belts are not adjustable for height. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "First drive: 2018 Buick Enclave delivers luxury-car style, room and comfort," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of shoulder belt

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shoulder belt was in 1939

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