1963 : MI Legislature Requires Seatbelts in All New Cars

April 26, 2024 all-day

On April 26, 1963, the Michigan Legislature presented its final approval to a bill mandating auto manufacturers to equip all cars with seat belts after Jan. 1, 1965. At the time, safety authorities estimated that wide use of seat belts could save 5,000 lives annually.

Source : MIRS Capitol Capsule, April 26, 1963.