Rear seat lap/shoulder belts are 9% more effective against death and 15% more effective against injury in motor vehicle crashes than lap-only belts. Beginning in December 1989, new passenger cars (except convertibles) were required to be equipped with rear seat lap/shoulder belts as standard equipment. Beginning in model year 1992, this requirement was extended to cover new pickups, vans, sport utility vehicles and convertibles. This brochure is intended to inform you of the availability and cost of equipping cars with lap/shoulder belts in the rear seat. It contains a list of vehicles by make, model and model year for which rear seat lap/shoulder belt retrofit kits are available, including the costs of the kits and a list of industry contacts if additional information on retrofit kits is required. Some kits are designed with a separate shoulder belt; others offer a lap/shoulder belt to replace the existing rear seat lap belt. Most manufacturers make retrofit kits available to consumers exclusively through their authorized dealerships. Ford Motor Company also supplies consumers with retrofit kits directly from Ford.


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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 881
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 1 1996 12:00AM