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    Report: GM employs a safer seatbelt to retain five-star safety ratings
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    General Motors, like all automakers, is constantly researching new means of keeping its customers safe. One of the primary lines of defense inside an automobile is the seatbelt, and GM has fitted some select vehicles with an updated latch system that gives engineers greater control over tensioner ...

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    How being fat and old is the newest threat to auto safety
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    There's no easy way to say this, America: You're getting fatter and older every year. Over a quarter of the population is obese, and the rate of obesity increases 0.5 percent each year. The amount of folks aged 65 and up currently stands at 40 million, but that number will increase to nearly 90 ...

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    Seatbelt use up to 85% nationally, 1 in 7 adults still don't buckle up [w/poll]
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    According to the Center for Disease Control, seatbelt use among American adults is at an all-time high. In a recent study, 85 percent of those surveyed said that they wear their seatbelts regularly. That number is up from just 11 percent in 1982, though the CDC points out that at least one in ...

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    Video: 2011 Ford Explorer partially revealed during seatbelt airbag demo?
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    2011 Ford Explorer, is that you? – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Sometimes, we have to wonder if automakers just like toying with the emotions of those of us who follow their comings and goings on a daily basis. How else can we explain how Ford would show up to the ...

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    Pennsylvania to conduct seatbelt checks... from aircraft?
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    Rule number one of the Internet should be to always read past the headline before hitting the keyboard to comment. A prime example comes from the latest press release from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The statement's headline implies that PA state troopers will be enforcing seatbelt use from ...

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    Report: Georgia finally mandates seatbelt usage among pickup truck drivers
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    Now it's just New Hampshire. For decades, any effort in Georgia to require universal seatbelt use couldn't get passed – such matters would just get stuck in the throat of the House by extra-regulation-resistant rural lawmakers. The consistent rejection kept pickup truck driving adults from ...

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    Study: Half of all European truck drivers don't wear their seatbelts
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    Volvo truck during crash testing – Click above for high-res image
    New research has revealed that up to 50 percent of European truck drivers don't buckle up when they hit the road. A study by CEASAR Research Institute discovered that seatbelt use among truck drivers varies widely from ...

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    Video: The most beautiful seatbelt advocacy commercial ever?
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    Embrace Life PSA – click above to watch the video
    Over the years, we've seen plenty of public safety announcements that tackle the issue of buckling up behind the wheel. Most rely on fear to convey their message – be it fear of a police citation ("Click it or ticket") or the menace of ...

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    Florida signs new primary seat belt law, gets $35 million from gov't
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    Drivers and front-seat passengers in Florida may be cited for not wearing seat belts when a new law takes effect on June 30. Known as a "primary" seat belt law, the law allows enforcement officers to pull vehicles over solely for a belt violation (a "secondary" seat belt law requires another ...

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    Decling death rates due to safer vehicles, not better drivers
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    The number of fatal crashes on U.S. roads have steadily declined over the last few decades and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that this has little do with a safer motoring public and more to do with safer vehicle design.Their findings confirm what has been assumed for ...

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    Seatbelt designed with the ladies in mind
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    Women with ample chests often find typical over-the-shoulder three-point safety belts (a.k.a. “seatbelts”) rather uncomfortable. Think about it – there’s a wide nylon strap stretched across your breasts that gets tighter and tighter with every tap of the brakes. It’s ...

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