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This Is A Portable Seatbelt For Buses

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We’ve all thought it: “isn’t it funny that we put our seatbelts on when driving our cars, but don’t even think twice about getting on a huge bus that doesn’t even have them?” Granted, accidents involving buses are rather rare, but they do happen and it’s rarely pretty. So that’s why Blake McCauley and Charles Bedell have created the SafeHarness portable seat belt. It features two loops, one that goes around the seat back and cinches in place, and the other that attaches around your waist. It’s been tested and meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. And although you could theoretically buy your own, the idea is for current bus companies to buy them in bulk and retrofit them to their fleet. It would be much easier and cheaper to do than a regular seatbelt, but obviously it’s an uphill battle to get any company to do anything it doesn’t have to do, and from which it stands to profit very little. So if you do want your own, you can get it for a $60 pledge on Indiegogo, assuming of course that the campaign reaches its funding goals… which seems unlikely with $1,000 raised from a $50,000 goal and only 11 days to go.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]