Drivers back stronger belt reminders; European systems could be model

January 24, 2013

Status Report, Vol. 48, No. 1 | January 24, 2013 How to turn part-time belt users into full-time users is an issue that has dogged policymakers for many years. Even though belt use is at a record 86 percent, more than half of the people who die in passenger vehicle crashes each year are unbelted. […]

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Seat Belt Reminders Could Come to Backseat

August 2, 2012

By Kelsey Mays, August 2, 2012 You know that somewhat annoying seat belt reminder you hear go off when your front passenger hasn’t buckled up, even just a few seconds after starting the car? That chime could triple if a government proposal to equip backseats with the same reminder goes into effect. Tomorrow’s cars could make it […]

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