AUTOS: Buzz Off

Future historians who study the congressional debates of 1974 will be amazed by the fury aroused in the American people by loud buzzing sounds. Responding to constituent pressure, the House last week completed congressional approval of a bill that will eliminate the interlock seat-belt system that prevented motorists from starting their cars unless seat belts were fastened —and that emitted a persistent and sometimes angry buzz as a reminder.

President Ford is expected to sign the bill; soon after he does, manufacturers will stop making the systems, and motorists can legally have...

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