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

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

"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

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

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…

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…

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