lap belt


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lap belt

n.
A seat belt that fastens across the lap.

lap′ belt`


n.
(in a motor vehicle) a seat belt fastening across the lap of a driver or a passenger.
[1950–55]
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Supported by a lap belt and backrest, the child's trunk and pelvis are encouraged to stabilize, freeing up their hands to lift and handle objects, play, and explore their surroundings.
When you buckle up, its unique inbuilt 'brake pad' made of GRIPtene[R] engages the lap belt section of the seatbelt, keeping it tensioned across your pelvis for the whole journey.
While the performance of CRS installed using LATCH or a lap belt is regulated by FMVSS 213, the performance with new safety system technologies such as the inflatable seatbelt are not typically studied [6].
In the raft you get gently bumped off the sides and sprayed with water, with just a lap belt to keep you on board.
The correct way to wear a seat belt is to secure the lap belt and shoulder belt across your pelvis and rib cage, which are more able to withstand crash forces than other parts of your body.
A booster seat should never be used with only a lap belt.
The lap belt should be worn low over the hips, not against the stomach.
Part of a broader review process, the document dubbed Carriage of Infants and Children, says that infants sitting on their parents' laps and even children with their own seat, secured by a lap belt, may be more likely to be hurt during an accident.
He was using a shoulder restraint but not his lap belt, police said.
The effect on the pilot is that s/he goes forward and up, and may hit the ceiling before the restraint lap belt and shoulder harness pulls back and down.
The lap belt fits low across the hips and pelvis and should not be across the abdomen.
With just the shoulder strap on, you can still slide out from under it and be strangled, while the lap belt alone doesn't keep your face from hitting the steering wheel.