Seat belts are designed to ensure passenger safety and to reduce the risk of injury and they are much needed. Seat belts are the best protection for passengers in case of any sudden and unexpected movement of an airplane. Travelers are required to wear a seat belt on some phases of all flights. The crew must ensure that each passenger is at his seat and properly secured with a safety belt during taxi, take-off and landing and whenever is necessary in the interest of safety.

Seat belts, also known as safety belts, or restraints, are invented far before airplanes, or even cars. They have been patented for the first time in the U.S. in 1885. When it comes to airplane seat belts, they become common in airplanes by the 1930s and 1940s. In 1947, they were pushed back by the airline industry due to believing that a tight belt could cause internal damage in the case of the crash. Since this is very rarely true and negligible in comparison to the number of injuries that are caused when a passenger does not wear a seatbelt, they become standard by the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 that is codified in 1972.

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