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Three people 'lucky to be alive' after driver loses control on highway

Always wear your seat belt. That's the only conclusion anyone can come to after watching this incredible video of a crash in Kentucky where an SUV loses control, flips five times, and ejects three of the four passengers out of the vehicle.

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GM employs a safer seatbelt to retain five-star safety ratings

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 tuning. It's this increased level of control and tunability that has helped a handful of

How being fat and old is the newest threat to auto safety

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 million by 2050. What does any of this have to do with automobiles? A lot – if you're a safety engineer.

Seatbelt use up to 85% nationally, 1 in 7 adults still don't buckle up [w/poll]

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 every seven adults still don't wear their seatbelts on the road. That's despite evidence that points to aut

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

Video: The most beautiful seatbelt advocacy commercial ever?

Embrace Life PSA – click above to watch the video

Florida signs new primary seat belt law, gets $35 million from gov't

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 infraction to take place before a ticket may be issued). Florida is only the 28th state to enact a primary seat belt law, while the remainder have se

Seatbelt designed with the ladies in mind

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 practically bondage on wheels.