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lap sash seatbelt



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From lap (upper legs of a seated person) + sash (length of cloth worn over the shoulder) + seatbelt (restraining belt).


lap sash seatbelt (plural lap sash seatbelts)

  1. (Britain, Australia, automotive) A type of seatbelt which goes across the pelvis and then up and diagonally across the body; the conventional type found in most cars today.
    • 1976, International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, Medical & Biological Engineering, Volume 14, page 263,
      [] automobile accidents in which a casualty occurred in Victoria (Australia) during 1973 and 1974, Nelson (1974) has stated that from a clinical point of view the current lap-sash seatbelt-head configuration is not reducing the incidence of whiplash injuries to a significant extent.
    • 1994, Frank Oberklaid, Leah Kaminsky, Your Child's Health, page 457,
      From 4 years to about 11 years, a booster seat, initially with a harness (until about 6 years) and then with an adult lap/sash seatbelt, offers the safest option for car travel.
    • 2004, Carol Fallows, Shayne Collier, Commonsense Guide for Australian Parents, page 23,
      Once your child doesn′t fit into a child car restraint at around four years of age, a booster seat can be used with an adult lap/sash seatbelt.
    • 2007, Stuart Crisp, Jo Rainbow, Emergencies in Paediatrics and Neonatology, Oxford University Press, page 106,
      A precise description of mechanism of injury can guide the examination, eg flexion/extension injury over lap sash seatbelt is associated with small bowel injury and lumbar vertebral fractures.
    • 2012, S Bailey, J Bailey, Head Over Heels: A Story Of Tragedy, Triumph and Romance in the Australian Bush, unnumbered page,
      Bruce pushed the ultralight out of the hangar; I climbed in and fastened the lap-sash seatbelt.

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