unbelted

adjective

un·​belt·​ed ˌən-ˈbel-təd How to pronounce unbelted (audio)
: not furnished with a belt

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The company said this incorrect deployment could happen when a three to six-year-old front passenger is unbelted and out of position. PCMAG, 20 Nov. 2022 Across the state in 2021 the seat belt compliance rate was 93.5% but unbelted occupants still accounted for over half of those killed in traffic crashes, the release said. Brian L. Cox, Chicago Tribune, 7 June 2022 Over 800 people die each year in car crashes who were unbelted in the back seat. Hope Yen And Tom Krisher, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 Yet Vic’s tiny, unbelted dog is seated in the backseat. William Earl, Variety, 21 Mar. 2022 The problem is that our federal safety regulators have a mandate to protect two different populations: the belted and unbelted. Ray Magliozzi, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2021 The new law is subject to secondary enforcement, meaning police don’t pull over drivers solely because of an unbelted adult in the back seat, AAA said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 1 Oct. 2021 Last year, over half of all crash fatalities involved unbelted drivers oxr occupants, the highest level since 2012, according to NHTSA. Hope Yen And Tom Krisher, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 Last year, over half of all crash fatalities involved unbelted drivers or occupants, the highest level since 2012, according to NHTSA. Hope Yen, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbelted was in 1814

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Cite this Entry

“Unbelted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelted. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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