We’ve been learning about forces in class and today we looked at how car seatbelts use forces to keep us safe. Mr Mallon’s HelpMyPhysics site has a short video that demonstrates how a monkey can stay safe during a trolley collision when it is given a seatbelt.
Here is a seatbelt advert from Sussex, the family’s arms show what a seatbelt does.
The next youtube seatbelt advert is pretty graphic – it’s designed to show what happens to our insides when we travel without a seatbelt. Here is a link to the video, please don’t click if you’re squeamish.
I have attached a pdf from RoSPA that provides a history of the car seatbelt. Ignore the bad man who was the face of seatbelt campaigning in the 1970s…