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Life-Saving Sound: Why Safety Advocates Are Calling For Rear Seatbelt Warnings

Despite a law passed years ago requiring the installing of rear seatbelt warning system, many vehicle manufacturers have yet to implement the ‘life-saving’ tech.

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You most certainly know the noise: When a front seat passenger fails to fasten their seatbelt, in many cars, a loud and piercing sound prompts them to buckle in.

It’s a sound that we may take for granted but has been credited for saving lives.

Yet few cars offer that same, potentially life-saving feature when it comes to occupants in the rear seats.

Now, there is a movement to change that, and enforce a law passed years ago that was meant to fix this.

Read the full report from NBC Washington here.

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