When at last the final chapter has been written in this case,
Perhaps upon Mount Rushmore they'll put up another face,
With the finely chiseled features of some eager engineer
With his slide rule in his pocket and his pencil in his ear,
Who milked the ample udders of invention to refine
A safer seat belt buckle with a locking latch design
For the citizens of Sweden and the Valley of the Rhine.
Seat belt buckles in Australia won't inertially unlatch
And even up in Russia they've invented one to match,
Much the same as in New Zealand, where they have an ample stock
Of buckles in their Holdens built with latches that will lock,
And their counterparts in England have a safety-conscious scheme
That produces locks for latches in a never ending stream,
But Safer in South Africa may be a better theme!
Safer in South Africa! Somehow it seems absurd!
It is boggling to the mind how such anomaly occurred,
Which compels a man to wonder: Are designers more adroit
In the Kalahari Desert than designers in Detroit?
Safer in South Africa, a simple little catch,
Any enterprising student can design 'em with dispatch,
Safer in South Africa with locks upon the latch!