People who drive fast, license-less or drunk don’t like to wear seat belts

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration conducted an analysis of fatality data to determine if there was a relationship between a driver’s seat belt use, known as restrained (buckled) and unrestrained (idiot / not buckled), and factors such as blood alcohol concentration (BAC), age, license status,… » 10/18/13 9:36am 10/18/13 9:36am

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

Tiddy Bear Reduces Seat Belt-Induced Breast Irritation, Makes Jalopnik Editors Jealous

Does your wife complain about the pressure from her shoulder belt? Does your husband? Maybe the "Tiddy Bear" can help. Yes, folks — the "Tiddy Bear" — it clips onto your shoulder strap and slides up and down for complete comfort. Wait, who are we kidding? This thing is ridiculous. In fact, it's even earned a permanent… » 2/01/08 12:31pm 2/01/08 12:31pm

State of Michigan Seatbelt Campaign Nets $370K For Government Coffers

The various police organizations that make up the net of social control protective embrace across the great state that looks like a hand and some kind of other, bigger and weirdly shaped hand made a cool $370K from a two-week seatbelt crackdown ending June 3rd. The campaign cost $800,000 in federal safety funds to pay… » 6/11/07 1:45pm 6/11/07 1:45pm

Woman Uses Floor Jack to Free Drunk Kid From Car

In yet another example of a car pinning someone ejected from their own car (and not wearing a seatbelt again), a drunk Wisconsin teenager was freed from underneath his girlfriend's Mercury Cougar by a local woman and her brother-in-law with a floor jack. The best part of this story, other than the kid surviving, is… » 4/05/07 6:00pm 4/05/07 6:00pm

Don't Be A Dummy: Woman Run Over By Own Car

Safety belts might make your woman seem so far away from you, but they may also save your woman's life. According to reports, a woman driving in Anaheim late Wednesday was hit by a truck and ejected from her car (we assume she wasn't wearing a safety belt). That's not exactly news since it happens something like ten… » 3/30/07 2:30pm 3/30/07 2:30pm

Buckle It, Bubba: Rural, Pickup-Driving Men Least Likely to Use Seat Belts

According to the guv'ment, young men who live in rural areas and drive pickups are among the least likely to use safety belts, putting them at greater risk for serious injury or death in a crash. Part of the problem, the survey found, is that the Revenuers hardly ever give those good ol' boys a chance to buckle up… » 5/15/06 10:55am 5/15/06 10:55am