seat belt

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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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A giant step towards increased safety had now been taken, but the three-point safety belt still did not achieve an immediate breakthrough.
The Kalos will be equipped with a comprehensive safety package including ABS with electronic brake force distribution, ventilated disc brakes at the front, three-point safety belts for all five seats, and front and side airbags.
And they are more comfortable thanks to electric settings, four of which can be stored in the memory, and built-in three-point safety belts.
It also comes with three-point safety belts, two Isofix anchors and three headrests in the rear.
The 60/40 split folding rear seats have three-point safety belts on all three seats as well as Isofix child seat mounting points.
Driver and passenger airbags, integral rollover cage, front seatbelt load limiters and three-point safety belts for all rear passengers, together with adjustable head restraints, provide a safe environment for all.
The front-seat passengers all have three-point safety belts and an airbag each.
On the safety front you get driver and passenger airbags as standard and five three-point safety belts with belt force limiters at all five positions, each with a height-adjustable head restraint.
All come with advanced braking systems, twin airbags and three-point safety belts, but the Denver is equipped with the likes of air conditioning, CD player, a leather wrapped steering wheel and electric windows.
The SE version comes with power steering, anti-lock brakes, remote central locking with alarm, twin front and side air bags, electric operation of the front windows and three-point safety belts on all five seats.