What Year Was the Seat Belt Invented?


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Edward J. Claghorn received the first U.S. patent for an automobile seat belt on Feb. 10, 1885. Claghorn received U.S. patent number 312,085 for a safety belt to be used in the tourism industry. Nils Bohlin invented the modern three-point seat belt, which was introduced by Volvo in 1959.

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What Year Was the Seat Belt Invented?
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A three-point seat belt has a lap and shoulder strap with a total of three attachment points. A two-point seat belt is just a lap belt and has nothing to help secure the upper body.

The first child car seats were invented in 1921 after the introduction of the Ford Model T vehicle. The first car seats were simply sacks with drawstrings that attached to the back seat.

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