Transport: Belts for Autos

Great majority of injuries, both minor and serious, received by people in automobile crashes are due to their being thrown forward against dashboard, windshield, steering wheel or seat by their own inertia when their car suddenly slams to a stop. Last week Major Alford Joseph ("Al") Williams, speed flyer of note and writer of ability (TIME, Jan. 11), proposed a simple remedy in his daily column in the Pittsburgh Press. Excerpt:

"Rear-seat riding in an automobile gives me the fidgets. And while I was voicing my opinions to a companion in the rear seat...

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