Seatbelt load cells were positioned near the shoulder belt retractor, near the D-ring, and near the floor anchor or lap belt
retractor for both seatbelt systems.
Specifically, the lap belt
was used to secure the wheelchair by routing the lap belt
around the wheelchair seatback.
Passengers are recorded in police reports as using no restraint, a child safety seat, a lap-and-shoulder belt, shoulder belt only, or lap belt
An innovation for the world to use freely:The most important properties of Nils Bohlin's design were that the system consisted of a lap belt
and a diagonal body belt, that the belt straps were anchored at a low attachment point beside the seat, that the belt geometry formed a "V" shape with the point directed toward the floor, and that the belt stayed in position and did not move under load.The very same principles apply to this day - every time you use the safety seat belt.In the Nordic market, the Volvo PV544 and Volvo Amazon (120) were the first cars to feature this world innovation.
Make sure the lap belt
is positioned low across the front of your pelvis (not high over the abdomen) and not over the armrest.
They also found that lap belt
guides that hold the belt forward and down, and integrated shoulder belt guides (found in the booster backrest of highback boosters) provided better overall belt fit.
Seth, 6, was wearing a lap belt
while Jonah, 3, was wearing shoulder and lap belt
Just unlatch the lap belt
and place the round buckle in the seat or let it hang over the seat.
The body folds over the belt in the direction of the impact, simultaneously straining muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and the spinal cord--this is referred to as "jackknifing." If the force of the collision is too great for the body to sustain, the spine will be pulled apart or crushed against the lap belt
. A passenger may suffer serious brain damage or neck injury if his or her head or neck strikes the front seats, console, or other passengers.
Only 34% of rear-seated passengers were restrained (wearing a lap belt
, shoulder belt, lap and shoulder belt, or a child safety seat), compared with 51% of front-seat passengers.
The device features an additional belt and shoulder harness that wraps around the seat and attaches to the lap belt
and is designed for children weighing 22-44 lb.
According to The Associated Press, the Cares device consists of a belt and shoulder harness that goes around the adult seat back and attaches to the adult passenger lap belt
for upper torso restraint.