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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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According to Thornton, the '87 model has the older lap belts, it has metal fatigue and it becomes difficult to find its parts.
Some older or classic cars have lap belts only, but you may be able to retrofit your vehicle with a newer lap and shoulder belt combination.
The bus was purchased new in 2008, and was equipped with lap belts.
Whilst in the last 10 years no infant or child fatality has occurred in Australia due to multiple occupancy restraint methods in survivable accidents, serious injuries have occurred to small children using lap belts," the report says.
Some countries have banned lap belts while there are a few countries that have made them mandatory.
Accidents with residents in wheelchairs or reclining in stationary lounge chairs may have been avoided, if lap belts had been used to prevent residents falling out of chairs.
As much as some pilots don't like having belts over their shoulders, the study data has been clear for decades: 88 percent of injuries and 20 percent of fatalities can be eliminated by adding shoulder or additional restraints over lap belts alone, according to the FAA.
All seats were equipped with lap belts and shoulder harnesses.
Mazda asserted that the family's lawsuit was pre-empted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations that required automakers to install lap-shoulder belts on seats next to a vehicle's door or frames, but gave them the choice of installing either lap belts or combination belts in the rear inner seats.
Federal regulations at the time of the accident required carmakers to fit front seats and rear outer seats with lap-and-shoulder belts but allowed the option of using lap belts for the other seats.
Lap belts are somewhat less effective than the two other types of restraints but far superior to riding unrestrained.
Vehicle lap belts should fit low on the child's hips, contacting the thighs.