• Steve Schmidt - Drive Safe Missoula

The History of Seatbelts

Updated: Jan 5

I'm certain this must be the fourteenth article you have read as you venture down the exciting internet rabbit hole on the history of seatbelts...no?


Here's some questions to ponder before you move on. Can you get any of them correct?


  1. What year were seatbelts first used in the Indianapolis 500?

  2. Do you know what or why the first seatbelt was invented for?

  3. When were retractable seat belts invented?

  4. What auto maker was the first to make seatbelts standard?

  5. What country was the first to have a seatbelt law? What year?

Want the answers. I've posted links to two articles below because, I'm not going to rewrite history,


The first is from the GoMechanic Blog about the history of Seatbelts. I stumbled upon this short post just the other day and thought I would share it with you.


The second is a great post regarding the history of seatbelts from SlashGear.com - What was the first car to use seatbelts?




Thank you and as always, Drive Safe Missoula.



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