Belts in the car

The belts in the car are called harnesses and as everyone knows this is a necessary safety detail for all kinds of cars. This is especially true in rally and racing, and there the requirements are even higher than for passenger cars. The safety belts in cars were not a matter of course either for civilian traffic or for racing cars, only in the fifties did the three-point belt begin to be installed in passenger cars. Then the belt had been around for almost 40 years since the aviator Adolphe Pegoud flew up-side-down during a flight in 1913. The first time a seat belt became standard in a car was when it was mounted in a Volvo PV 544 in 1959 and was followed by all Amazon models also were fitted with the seat belt. From 1970, it became law that all new cars must be equipped with seatbelts in the front seats. It became compulsory to wear a seat belt in the front seat 1975, and for the back seat passengers in 1986. Germany (then West Germany) was faster than Sweden and introduced these laws in 1970 and 1979 respectively.

The belts in the car

The belts in the car from Sparco

8PT Double Shoulder: Eight Point Belt. Is HANS-compliant with three-inch belts and a two-inch belt for the collar. Attaches with snap-on and has quick release buckle. Available in the colors blue, red and black. Approved by FIA.

6PT Belt HIS: Six point belt. Has three-inch turn and shoulder belt that taper from three to two inches for best integration with HANS. Quick buckles and aluminum adjustments. Available in the colors blue, red and black. Approved by FIA.

6PT Belt: Six-inch belt. Three-inch hip and shoulder straps that fasten in the middle with quick buckles. Frame mount with snap-on. Two varieties exist, pull up or pull down. Available in the colors blue, red and black. Approved by FIA.

4PT Belt: Four-point belt. Consists of a two-inch hip belt and three-inch shoulder strap. Snap-on brackets. Available in the colors blue, red and black.

Sweden drives with belts from Sparco

Radne Motor AB is a Swedish company with accessories for rallying and racing as a specialty. From them you can order the above belts as well as a lot of other special designs. Prices range from approximately SEK 775 up to SEK 3,780 and are available in all Sparco's colors.

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