Effective on March 1, 1967, seat belts are required by law as standard components to your vehicle. Each state's laws differ, but wearing a seat belt is required across all states as either a Primary Law (ticket for not wearing seat belt), or Secondary Law (ticket for not wearing seat belts only when there is another citation). See our state-by-state guide to seat belt laws for more information.
Since then, seat belts have saved thousands of lives and helped reduce bodily injury by stopping the second impact (passenger colliding with car interior). According to the Department of Motor Vehicles- "Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among people age 44 and younger and the number one cause of head and spinal cord injury. 63% of people killed in accidents are not wearing seat belts."
Seat Belts save lives. Don't risk your life or the lives of your loved ones.
What Our Tags Tell You:
FMVSS #209 COMPLIANTFMVSS #209 states, "Seat Belt Assemblies - Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks, and Buses (Effective 3-1-67) This standard specifies requirements for seat belt assemblies. The requirements apply to straps, webbing, or similar material, as well as to all necessary buckles and other fasteners and all hardware designed for installing the assembly in a motor vehicle, and to the installation, usage, and maintenance instructions for the assembly."
FMVSS #302 COMPLIANTFMVSS #302 states, "Flammability of Interior Materials - Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks, and Buses (Effective 9-1-72). This standard specifies burn resistance requirements for materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce deaths and injuries to motor vehicle occupants caused by vehicle fires, especially those originating in the interior of the vehicle from sources such as matches or cigarettes."
SAE #J386 COMPLIANTSAE #J386 regulation for Operator Restraint System for Off-Road Work Machines states, "This SAE Standard establishes the minimum performance requirements for pelvic restraint systems (seat belts, anchorages, and the fastening elements of seat belts) necessary to restrain an operator or rider within a roll-over protective structure (ROPS) in the event of a machine roll-over, as defined in ISO 3471, or tip-over protection structure (TOPS), in the event of a machine tip over as defined in ISO 12117. This SAE Standard applies to off-road, self-propelled work machines fitted with ROPS as specified in ISO 3471, TOPS as specified in ISO 12117 and operator restraint."
Manufacturer InformationEvery tag tells you who manufactured the seat belt, date of manufacture, location of manufacture, and location of testing. Our seat belts are made by Seatbelt Solutions in Jupiter, Florida. Our Seat Belts are tested in the USA, to USA Standards.
Additional Information:Public Information Office
Division of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269