> Early ones used sudden slowing of forward
> momentum of the vehicle to lock. This type will never lock when the vehicle
> is in the stationary position.
> Later ones, and generally speaking all modern types, used a different
> mechanism that would lock when the belt is pulled sharply.
Hmmm, I thought it was the other way around, which I guess just shows
that it pays to check carefully ! And actually, the ones that sense
vehicle deceleration instead of belt acceleration _will_ sometimes lock
with the vehicle stationary, for instance pointed down a very steep
hill. My Chevy has an override when the doors are open, to enable
passengers to exit under these conditions.
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