WONDER #2319: Who Designed the Seat Belt?

Question 1 of 3

Why did Volvo let other automobile makers see their seat belt design?

  1. The government told them they had to.
  2. They thought the design was useless and wouldn’t work.
  3. Nils Bohlin said he wouldn’t design the seat belt unless the plans were shared.
  4. They believed safety was more important than making money from their design.

Question 2 of 3

Wearing a seat belt lowers your chance of injury by at least _______ if you have a wreck and are sitting in the front seat.

  1. 50%
  2. 90%
  3. 10%
  4. 35%

Question 3 of 3

Which statement about Nils Bohlin is NOT true?

  1. Nils Bohlin was an engineer
  2. Nils Bohlin was inducted into the Automobile Hall of Fame.
  3. Nils Bohlin designed the three-point seat belt in less than one year.
  4. Nils Bohlin designed the seat belt mainly to save race car drivers from injury.

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