seat belt

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Highway Safety Group Says 803 Unbelted Rear-Seat Passengers Died in 2018

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DETROIT — More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up.

November 18, 2019
Business

Seat Belt Tickets Peak in Summer, Vigillo Says

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Citations for failure to use seat belts have a seasonal component — peaking in the summer and falling in the winter — according to a report from data analysis company Vigillo.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2015
Business

Truck Makers Issue Recall for Defective Seat Belts

Several truck makers have recalled thousands of heavy-duty trucks because of possible seat belt defects that may make the devices difficult to unlatch.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
January 2, 2014
Business

Speed, Lack of Seat Belts Cited By U.S. in Truck Fatality Spike

WASHINGTON — One-third of the 635 truck occupants who died in accidents during 2011 were not wearing a seat belt, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration analysis released last week.

January 21, 2013