Some articles on lap belts, lap belt, belt:
... of force (36 kN) at 32 g (310 m/s²) and was developed to replace the old-fashioned lap belts which gave inadequate protection to their wearers ... safety measure was an improved version of the currently used shoulder strap and lap belt ... harness added an inverted "V" strap crossing the pilot's thighs added to the standard lap belt and shoulder straps ...
... days after the crash, NASCAR officials announced that the left lap belt on Earnhardt's seat belt harness had broken ... Steve Bohannon, said he thought the faulty belt had allowed Earnhardt's chin to strike the steering wheel, causing the fatal basilar skull fracture ... This led to speculation that Earnhardt would have survived if his seat belt did not break ...
Famous quotes containing the words belt and/or lap:
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