I Had No Idea VW Invented Automatic Seatbelts

While looking through the cache of vintage car magazines I got from a pantsless man in Arizona, I stumbled upon one very interesting little article. It was about the very first use of automatic seatbelts, way back in 1973. And, surprisingly, this innovation didn't come from Volvo or Saab – the first cars to have it… » 12/02/14 4:30pm 12/02/14 4:30pm

Russian Dash Cam Shows Why You Should Always Wear A Seatbelt

What, you think they're just for when you run into something? They're also there for when you get a little too enthusiastic with the van. » 5/11/14 4:06pm 5/11/14 4:06pm

This Chinese Device Helps You Drive Drunk Without A Seatbelt And It's…

Do you hate wearing a seatbelt? Do you love driving drunk? Here's a cheap little device to help you out, courtesy of the Chinese auto accessory industry. » 3/14/13 4:00pm 3/14/13 4:00pm

This Is What Happens When A Regular Person Tries To Pull Over A Cop

Outside of Detroit last week, one driver attempted to pull over a cop for not wearing a seatbelt. Watch as the cop just laughs it off. » 10/23/12 2:40pm 10/23/12 2:40pm

How do seat belts work?

This video, put together by the University of California in the late 1950s, has a straightforward agenda: explain how car crashes and seat belts work, and why wearing the latter helps you survive the former. The message resounds clearly to this day. » 11/28/11 12:30pm 11/28/11 12:30pm

In New Jersey, it's illegal to tow a car with a seatbelt

Last week, local police in Pennsylvania stopped Julio Chimbo Morocho, 26, after observing him driving slowly in a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse pulling another car with a seatbelt. Morocho was ticketed for improperly towing a vehicle. But it worked, right? » 5/24/11 2:15pm 5/24/11 2:15pm

Buckle Your Family Into The YouTube Ad Of The Year

The winner of the first YouTube competition for best ad worldwide was this public service announcement from England about wearing seat belts. C'mon, it can't be that good...what the...wow, no, I'm fine, it just got really dusty in here. [Copyranter] » 11/19/10 12:00pm 11/19/10 12:00pm

"My Car Dragged Me Down The Street"

Welcome to Garage of Horror, where we share your worst wheeled experiences. Today we have three stories, all of which have to do with bad luck. Ever feel like your car is out to get you? » 7/22/10 4:30pm 7/22/10 4:30pm

Sate Your Desire For Women Strapped Into Seat Belts

How is it there are three separate Yahoo! groups — one with over 1000 members — dedicated to the fetish of seat belts (and women strapped into them) and we've only just now found them? (Links are probably NSFW) » 7/07/10 4:00pm 7/07/10 4:00pm

Buckle Your Keys Up For Safety

The "Buckle Up Key Holder" is a seat belt buckle re-purposed for clever key storage. It's also $22, which is funny because a visit to the pick-and-pull and a few bucks in parts and you could make one way cooler. » 7/02/10 12:00pm 7/02/10 12:00pm

For The Well-Dressed Judge: Turbo Cimarron Cowboy Hat!

I've been wanting to do a Stupid Murilee Junkyard Project™ with a Dodge Conquest TURBO seat belt for quite some time, and now I've found a junked Conquest! Combine the TURBO belt with a Cadillac Cimarron seat emblem and… win! » 3/27/10 4:00pm 3/27/10 4:00pm

This Is A Good Seatbelt Ad

Seatbelt ads are usually preachy and don't connect with consumers on an emotional level. This British ad avoids the first and succeeds in the second. We swear, it's just a bit of wayward sparkle dust in our eye. » 2/16/10 5:30pm 2/16/10 5:30pm

Ford's Inflatable Seat Belt Explained, Exploded

Yesterday we told you about the Ford inflatable seat belt that's definitely not an airbag. Today we get to see just how the thing works with crash event test footage and additional explanation on why Ford says they're important. » 11/06/09 3:30pm 11/06/09 3:30pm

Ford Unveils Inflatable Seat Belt...You Know, For Kids!

Ford just unveiled their new not-an-air-bag inflatable seat belt here in Dearborn, a device Ford adamantly claims will not decapitate the big, heavy heads of small children or compress the thoraxes of the elderly. » 11/05/09 12:00pm 11/05/09 12:00pm

Ford To Unveil Rear Seat Belt Air Bag Tech

We'll be on hand later today when Ford will unveil a new safety technology — airbags in rear seat belts. We hope they'll work better than Chrysler's discontinued neck seatbelts. » 11/05/09 9:30am 11/05/09 9:30am

Girls In Seat Belts Fetish: Equal Parts Creepy, Hot

As far as fetishes go, girls in seat belts makes sense to us, it's also probably one of the safest. All we know is, we bet you'll never look at a seat belt the same way after this NSFW mega-gallery. » 6/22/09 4:00pm 6/22/09 4:00pm

Seatbelt Light Doesn't Help Road Safety Concerns

This week must unofficially be the seatbelt gadgetry week. First we saw a newfangled seatbelt for the pregnant ladies and now we have a seatbelt light. There's not much explaining needed for this gadget — it's a light, that attaches to the seatbelt. We wonder how the manufacturer of this device can sleep at night… » 5/14/08 3:40pm 5/14/08 3:40pm

Pregnant Lady Seatbelt Goes Over Thighs, Not Stomach

Because our extensive readership research has determined that I have a better chance of playing Segway Polo with Bob Lutz than finding a pregnant lady reading Jalopnik, we present the Tummy Shield, a seatbelt for the pregnant ladies. Just because pregnant women may not frequent this Web site that is exceptionally … » 5/13/08 4:00pm 5/13/08 4:00pm