The three-point seatbelt

Many engineers such as Americans Roger W. Griswold and Hugh DeHaven made patents for a 3 point seat belt before but no records show the actual prototypes until Nils Bohlin, a Swedish mechanical engineer and inventor who developed the “modern 3 – point seat belt” and pitched it to Volvo in 1959.

This came at a time when there were too many fatal car accidents in Sweden and most were associated with lack of an effective seat belt.

Volvo rolled out the first ever mass production of consumer cars with the modern 3 point seat belt and in interest of public safety allowed all other companies to use it in their cars in 1968.

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