Do you buckle up when you first get into your vehicle? I do. If I don't, that annoying "ding ding ding ding" just will not stop. My first couple of cars (a 1955 Desoto and a 1957 Chevy Convertible) didn't have seat belts. Did I just give my age away? How many of you remember cars without seat belts?
Seat belts for automobiles have been around for quite some time. I wonder if they were used on a horse you were riding or on the saddle or maybe even in the buggy behind the horse? Check this information that I found on the internet:
The first U.S. patent for automobile seat belts was issued to Edward J. Claghorn of New York, New York on February 10, 1885. Claghorn was granted United States Patent #312,085
That was before the Model-T Ford which was produced between 1908 and 1927. The Model-A Ford was produced between 1927 thru 1931. Now, why did the A come later than the T?? Maybe that could be the subject of another blog. For now, you all drive safe in whatever you drive and have a great day, you hear?