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50 years of safety -- Saving a life can be so simple: grab, stretch, click!

Volvo soon realized the importance of ensuring that all the car's occupants were held securely in their seats, and work on equipping the rear seat with belts. People held the peculiar belief that sitting in the rear seat provided protection in a collision - after all, it was in the front that the occupants were in danger. The fact that the occupants of the rear seat are hurled forward and thus risk seriously injuring both themselves and the occupants of the front seats was suppressed. Today the wearing of seat belts in the rear is required by law and is quite simply a matter of course in many countries.

50 years of safety -- Saving a life can be so simple: grab, stretch, click!
xcel, Jan 8, 2009
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