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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    Ran across this interesting Wiki blurb about the guy responsible for the crash test dummy. His work on fighter seats bled over into car safety.

    "At one point, the military objected to funding work they believed was outside their purview, but they were persuaded when Stapp gave them statistics showing that more Air Force pilots were killed in traffic accidents than in plane crashes. The culmination of his efforts came in 1966 when Stapp witnessed Lyndon B. Johnson sign the law making manufacture of cars with seatbelts (lapbelts at that time) compulsory."

    John Stapp
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