Autos: Safety, Front & Back

Growing pressure from the Government and an increasing number of state laws have made the safety belt as common on the highway as in the air. Last year 18 million auto seat belts were in use in the U.S., compared with only 8,000,000 in 1962. Detroit's 1964 autos were the first to include safety belts as standard equipment in the front seats of all new models. Last week Ford, Chrysler and American Motors decided to go all the way and give back-seat drivers the same buckled-in protection. The three firms announced that lap belts will be installed in both...

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