Editor's Note: Each Thursday, @Ford Online takes a look back at Ford heritage moments from the company's past.
U.S. Presidents Ride in Style with the Help of Ford
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the U.S., the third Monday of February is designated as Presidents Day. The day honors the birthday of George Washington, the first U.S. president, as well as other presidents who have served the nation.
In observance of the holiday this week, @Ford Online takes a look back at some of the ways Ford has played a role in U.S. presidential history highlighting some of the vehicles that have been used by presidents in the 20th century.
for a photo gallery of some of those vehicles.
Ford Makes Seatbelts Standard on Cars
On Feb. 24, 1961, Ford announced that beginning with 1962 models, all Ford Motor Company cars would come with front seat belt attachments standard.
This made it easier and less expensive for owners who would have had the optional seat belts installed after purchase.