Did you know that the three-point seat belt was a Swedish innovation?

Volvo three point seatbelt. Photo Volvo Archive

19 May 2021  The three-point seat belt was invented by Volvo in Sweden in 1959. Subsequently, Volvo gifted it to the world by letting other car manufacturers use this seat belt without patent fees.

This safety protocol is like social distancing , washing hands and wearing face masks , fastening seat belts or wearing helmets, could save many lives.

Since 2020, the Embassy of Sweden has been coordinating a group called “the Embassy Friends of Road Safety ” to promote road safety in Thailand  by working with the Thai authorities, international organizations and NGOs through campaigns to reduce road fatalities and accidents in Thailand.

Get to know more from Ambassador Jon Åström Gröndahl ’s Op Ed on road safety  interview with Bangkok Post on 17 May 2021

Photo: Thai News Report

Road Safety Initiative in Thailand is a collaboration of World Health Organization Thailand, Australian Embassy Thailand, Austrian Embassy Bangkok, UK in Thailand, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Thailand, Embassy of Canada to Thailand, Chinese Embassy Bangkok, Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok, European Union in Thailand, Embassy of Finland in Bangkok, Ambassade de France en Thaïlande, German Embassy Bangkok, Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Embassy of the Netherlands in Thailand, New Zealand Embassy – Bangkok, Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Embassy of Romania, Embassy of Switzerland in Bangkok U.S. Embassy Bangkok.

Photo: Volvo Truck

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ScandAsia Journalist • Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok Thailand

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