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seat belt

1. a belt or strap worn in a vehicle to restrain forward motion in the event of a collision
2. a similar belt or strap worn in an aircraft at takeoff and landing and in rough weather

Seat Belt


a protective device that holds the driver or passenger of an automobile in the seat in the event of an emergency situation. The use of seat belts significantly lowers the severity of the consequences if a vehicle should be involved in a collision, overturn, or suddenly reduce its speed. Seat belts are also used in airplanes.

lap belt

A safety belt that fastens across the lap. Also called a seat belt.

safety belt

A belt installed at the aircraft seat to hold the occupants tight in their seats. Also called a seat belt or a lap belt.
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She said: "Do the Princes really want to see all over the place: 'Your mum would have lived if she'd had a seatbelt on'?
NBWA has completed filming a public service announcement with Cindi Lamb, our new Health and Education Adviser, promoting seatbelt usage.
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He added: "Speeding and failure to wear a seatbelt can be directly linked to the number of people killed and severely injured on our roads.
After leading the campaign to introduce the law which made wearing seatbelts compulsory, Britain's leading accident prevention organisation RoSPA says some motorists are still dicing with death.
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The Star asked its readers whether school buses should be fitted with seatbelts, and 90 per cent of those responding indicated that seatbelts should be required for passengers in school buses.
The focus of this paper is on the implied value of statistical life (VSL) based on seatbelt usage and the consistency of those estimates with the VSL levels that the same sample reveals in a stated preference survey.