Were Seat Belts Always Effective As They Are Today?

Were Seat Belts Always Effective As They Are Today?

When you look at the modern seat belts equipped in all vehicles today, it is easy to understand how they save hundreds of thousands of lives on the daily. They are made of durable material, have multiple mechanisms controlling retraction and buckling, and fit firmly against the lap and shoulder of an occupant. Because of this design they are able to secure an occupant in a comfortable and safe position to achieve maximum protection from the force of an impact as well as from getting hurt by the airbags. However, seat belts were not always this great.

In the early days, seat belts did not fit across the lap and over the shoulder of an occupant. As a matter of fact, they only fit across the lap and barely at that! The material was not as durable and the seat belts were not as secure. Furthermore, not all vehicles were even equipped with these rudimentary belts!

Additionally, seat belts in the early days were not meant to accommodate all types of people. The early crash tests were performed to accommodate males rather than females. Additionally, there were no crash tests to accommodate for the varying sizes of people—male and female. Crash tests aimed at the safety of pregnant women were also out of the picture.

It is a relief that today’s seat belts protect not only men, but women and children also. Crash tests today consider thousands of minute details to ensure that any occupant wearing a seat belt is safely and comfortable secured. As a result, so many people are saved from serious injury and even death, just by wearing this simple safety device while driving.

Unfortunately, though, even the most advanced crash testing and seat belt manufacturing doesn’t completely eradicate problems with modern seat belts. After many years of use, or being involved in an accident, modern seat belts sometimes lock up, get blown, or have problems with buckling in and retracting. Sometimes, services like seat belt buckle repair are necessary.

If you are having problems in your own car after a crash and believe that you may need seat belt buckle repair, you should look into the company Safety Restore. Safety Restore specializes not only in seat belt buckle repair, but all types of seat belt repair! By turning to the company, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars by repairing your faulty seat belts to factory settings rather than paying for complete seat belt buckle replacement.

Safety Restore did a fantastic job fixing my driver's side seatbelt on my 2003 Honda Odyssey after a minor fender…

Posted by Jeff Admiraal on Sunday, July 23, 2017