SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 67
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
Always. Have since I bought my first car in 1962 and I had to put seatbelts in it, because it didn't have them.
You are going to be in a car crash.
I'll say that again.
You ARE going to be in a car crash.
It is most likely to occur within a mile or two of your home. It is probably going to occur in town and not out in the country.
Every last one of is will. Statistically there is no avoiding it. I've been in one rollover as a passenger, one head-on as a passenger and one multi-car rear-ender on a California freeway as a driver. Maybe that will take the burden off two of you but the rest are going to have a crash.
I consider it socially irresponsible not to. I think it should be a thousand hours of community service minimum for not wearing one. Here is why.
Someone else will have to pay the cost for your stupidity and arrogance. Even if you have car insurance and health insurance your claim will still drive the rates up for the rest of us. If you don't have such insurance our excessively maternal government will see to it that you don't bleed to death at the scene.
Personally I'd rather let you die on the roadside but our society is not set up that way. So you compel others to pay for your foolishness.
I don't like being told I have to wear a seatbelt, or a helmet on a motorcycle, but anyone who doesn't is stupid. I would even approve of a law that makes your personal insurance void if it is proven that you were not wearing a seatbelt.
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Jap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2120 times:
When I was younger, I believed that the car simply couldn't drive unless everyone was wearing seatbelts- why? Because my mom told me I think I'll be using the same trick with my children once I get some
I don't think I've ever driven without a seatbelt, to be honest... apart from in my grandmother's old, old Ford Escort- it didn't HAVE any seatbelts in the back
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
By the way, anyone tried to drive a Peugeot 206CC without seat belt? It is impossible, there is a nasty "BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEP" as soon as you drive faster than 10 kph without wearing your seat belt.
Damirc From Slovenia, joined Feb 2004, 739 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2104 times:
Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 17): By the way, anyone tried to drive a Peugeot 206CC without seat belt? It is impossible, there is a nasty "BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEP" as soon as you drive faster than 10 kph without wearing your seat belt.
Same thing in the Avensis - the beeping gets progressively louder I quite like that feature - at least I don't have to remind people to fasten their seat belt.
Halcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2098 times:
I use mine 100% of the time, no exceptions. If my car starts and I'mrnsitting in it, I already have it on. If someone else is in it, theyrnalso have to have theirs on, or the car does not start.
It'srnamazing the amount of ejected people we see hear anyway.The teenagersrnare the worst, I thought, but now having actually done the work, it'srnactually those over 30 that wear them the least, for this part of MT,rnthat is. I think all the driver's ed classes actually must have taught them something.
Glad to see so many people do wear it. Personally, I like the way it holds me to the seat.
Now that I think of it, there is an exception when I don't wear it. When I'm the attendant in the ambulance, and I have to move over or around the Strykerrnfor patient care, or we have more than one person on the ambulance, Irnmay disconnect the belt to help my patient. However, when not attendingrnactively to the patient, I put it right back on.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8892 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2098 times:
I use it always, except maybe when I'm just moving the car from the driveway to the garage. It's become just as reflexive as switching the lights on, which I also do all the time because it does make a difference.
Several years ago I somehow forgot to use the seatbelt, I didn't even notice until after some 500 metres because my brain is set to "being in a moving car = seatbelt on".
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