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Ford F-150 seat belt fires spark federal investigation

More than 2 million Ford trucks could be affected by faulty pretensioners

More than 2 million Ford trucks could be affected by faulty seat belt system.

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What Does the Seat Belt Not On Warning Light Mean?

Seat belts are one of the most important safety features in your vehicle.

How to Wear Your Seat Belt Properly

For people aged 3 through 34, the leading cause of death in the US is car crashes.

How to Keep a Child From Unlocking Seat Belts

Getting kids into the car and buckled in can be a hassle in and of itself, and once the little ones figure out how to unbuckle their own seat belts then there is one more thing to look out for.

Seat Belt Safety and Other Tips for Pregnant Women

On a normal, day-to-day basis, car safety is second nature to most.

How to Buy a Good Quality Seat Belt Pad

Do you find the seat belt often digs into your shoulder or neck? Purchasing a seat belt pad may be the simple answer you’re after.

3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Seat Belts

A seat belt is also known as a safety belt, and is intended to keep you safe during a sudden stop or car accident.

How Do Seat Belts Work?

A brief history of seat belts The first seat belts were not invented for a vehicle at all, but for tourists, painters, firemen, or anyone who worked in a job where they might need to be held safely.

Why Don't Most School Buses Have Seat Belts?

NTSB issues new safety recommendations in light of recent fatal accidents

Seat belts save lives. Using one is "the single most effective way" drivers can prevent death in a car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government agency charged with keeping motorists out of harm's way.

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Toyota recalling 342k Tacomas due to faulty seatbelt pretensioners

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 342,000 Tacoma Access Cab pickups, produced between 2004 and 2011. The wide-ranging recall is due to faults in the screws that attach the belt pre-tensioner to the belt retractor. There are concerns that the screws can loosen themselves over time, especially if the access door is opened and closed with too much force. It's important to note that the recall only cov

New Jersey Law May Mandate Doggy Seat Belts

Violators could face animal cruelty charges, according to proposal

New Jersey lawmakers sure are spending considerable time thinking about drivers and driving. Earlier this year, a state senator proposed a bill to fine slow drivers. Lawmakers also argued over whether to affix a red sticker on the license plates of younger drivers. Only last week, the state enacted a ban on smiling in driver's license photos.

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275,000 Subaru Forester models recalled over faulty seatbelt fears

Subaru is recalling 275,000 Forester crossovers over potentially faulty rear seatbelts that may not properly allow for the secure attachment of a child restraint. The affected models are from the 2009 to 2012 model years, built between November 26, 2007 and March 13, 2012.

Video: 2011 Ford Explorer partially revealed during seatbelt airbag demo?

2011 Ford Explorer, is that you? – Click above to watch the video after the break

Report: Georgia finally mandates seatbelt usage among pickup truck drivers

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 being legally required to buckle up, an exemption that drove safety advocates up the wall.