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Do You Always Wear Your Seatbelt?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2362 times:

Personally 100% of the time when out of the city, but 0% of the time when in cities, except when I'm cookin'.

You ? (honestly)

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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2362 times:

ALWAYS... even if i'm driving 1 mile.
Better safe than sorry.

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2362 times:

I wear 100% of the time. No matter where I am. Safety first.  Smile

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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2362 times:

Always, except if I'm just moving my car around in our driveway, in which case I don't actually go on the road anyway.

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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2351 times:


My car doesn't move until everyone has their seatbelt on, don't like the rules, then your not getting a ride from me.


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3211 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2348 times:

I'd never dream of not wearing my seatbelt. I'd rather put that piece of material that could potentially save my life across me than risk my life.

Better safe than sorry  Wink

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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2348 times:

Always, as well as everyone else in the car.

We had seat belts in our cars when they were "options" and my parents always made us wear them.

In Michigan you can be pulled over and ticketed for not using your seatbelt.

User currently offlineJetflyer From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2348 times:

I always wear my seatbelt because I'm not a CFI*.

*complete fucking idiot

User currently offlineDamirc From Slovenia, joined Feb 2004, 746 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2335 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 4):
My car doesn't move until everyone has their seatbelt on, don't like the rules, then your not getting a ride from me.

Ditto. The car moves when the belts are on and magically stops moving if the belts become loose  Wink


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1066 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2330 times:

100% All the time. For me, it's reflexive when sitting down in a car.

User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3949 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 2320 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Personally 100% of the time when out of the city, but 0% of the time when in cities

Isn't it much more likely to have an accident in the city? But then, you're faster when you're out of the city.

You'd think that every civilized country in the world would make it a law. I worked in New Hampshire for a year, and they only "kindly suggest" you wear the seatbelt, but it's not a law.

That is sooooo stupid! How much does it possibly take to make it a law? How many lives would be saved?

(In fact, I'd really be interested to see the numbers)

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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

100% for me too, it's just instictive when getting in the car. I can still remember Jimmy Saville in the TV adds:

Clunk, Click, Every Trip.

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User currently offlineMarambio From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2004, 1172 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2306 times:


Last year they started putting fines to people who wouldn't use it, and it's a pretty stupid thing to be fined for.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2304 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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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Yes, always.

First because it's smart. No matter where you're driving. No seatbelt = braindead.

Second because it's the law. Alaska Statutes provide for a $50 fine - per person - for failure to use the seat belt.

Third because of this annyoing alarm in my BAFDT that chimes every 15 seconds - loudly - unless the damn thing is buckled.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Always! Especially since a good friend was kiiled in a car accident a few weeks ago, maybe he (and his two passengers) had survived when they had worn their seat belts.


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2295 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  Silly I think I'll be using the same trick with my children once I get some Big grin

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  scratchchin 

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2284 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.


User currently offlineDamirc From Slovenia, joined Feb 2004, 746 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2279 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  Wink I quite like that feature - at least I don't have to remind people to fasten their seat belt.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):

You ? (honestly)

Honestly ?

No I don't.

User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2273 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.  Smile


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9069 posts, RR: 41
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2273 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".  Silly

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User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4554 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 17):

Also in the hatchback model. I tried it once on a stretch of private road. I couldn't stop fast enough in order to buckle up and shut the bloody thing up.

Always, always but always wear your seat belt. A lot of accidents are caused by complacency, for example by not paying due care and attention in the vicinity of your own home.

Robert  bouncy 

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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3029 posts, RR: 45
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 4):
My car doesn't move until everyone has their seatbelt on, don't like the rules, then your not getting a ride from me.

Exactly the same here. And besides that, my VW Golf GTI has a nice "ding ding ding" warning going on if the passenger (or the driver) doesn't buckle up.

The place where I bought the car offered to disable the warning (!!). I politely declined because it's just one more way to force lazy passengers to wear seatbelts. And it works  Smile


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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3698 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Yes, even when I move the cars between driveways I instinctly put it on.

I am so strongly for seatbelts that if a person is in a car accident and they are deemed to have not been wearing a seat-belt they should have to pay for their treatment out of their own pocket.

[Edited 2006-07-26 17:08:45]

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25 Post contains images SlamClick : Well now, I think we can assume that the Sergeant Major tells the truth. And whereas: Therefore we can conclude that he only knows this... ...because
26 Post contains images Gilligan : I'm still trying to find the seatbelts.....on my Hyabusa!!    As to my truck, alas, the local police have now picked up on another way to make money
27 Lfutia : Same rules apply for people who drive with me. I dont tolerate littering also. they litter, I make them get out and pick it up. should they fail to d
28 Post contains images ORFflyer : Us too, and there were only two seatbelts in the back seat for three kids. EVERY family trip resulted in a race to the car. First one there got to bu
29 HAWK21M : Always.Irrespective of In the City or on the Tarmac. regds MEL
30 FSPilot747 : Same here. I feel naked without it on in the car.
31 Post contains images AndrewUber : On November 11, 1992 I had a run-in with a moving freight train (no, I'm not kidding). I was on a back country road, and was unfamiliar with the area.
32 JCS17 : There was a time when I wouldn't wear it on quick, 5 minute drives. That all changed when I got ticketed for not wearing one while driving a few minut
33 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Exactly how I feel if I don't have one on. When I was in Shanghai recently none of the taxis there had seatbelts for the passengers and although I tr
34 SlamClick : I'd buy your argument if it was a five-point restraint system we were talking about - it is hard to lay over in the seat with one of them. But in my
35 Post contains images Myt332 : You know it's legal in the UK to drive without a seat belt? If you're going backwards. I'm not kidding!
36 Searpqx : My intentions are to wear it 100% of the time, and I'd say I follow through about 95% of the time. Sometimes when I'm running errands I forget to put
37 Texan : Yep, I always wear it. I may still be putting it on as I'm rolling out of the parking space, but it is always on before I hit the road. Click it or ti
38 Andz : Always. I remember when I was a kid in the UK there was a campaign on TV with Jimmy Savile: "clunk click every trip" or clunk closing the car door, cl
39 Post contains images Jamie757 : I do, always, had it drummed into me as a child and also, I don't want to end up like this.... Note that it's the Benny Hill edit for those who may ha
40 Gilligan : Every situation is unique. I'd buy the rear ender argument except in my rear ender I too saw the car coming and hit the gas since no traffic was goin
41 EWS : Ill wear mine without fail, even if im only going to the shop a few blocks away. And i make sure, if i have any passengers, they are wearing theirs al
42 Airplanepics : I always wear my seat-belt in my own car, but usually don't when driving the company's car, or when driving vehicles around the airport. Simon.
43 Post contains images Matt72033 : i dont wear it often, kinda got out of the habit of it and it annoys me! i find if you do the seatbelt up before you get in and just sit on top of it
44 Post contains images RobertNL070 : You might find a smashed in face and God knows what else a little more than annoying!
45 AirbusA346 : That looks painful!!!!!!!!!!!1 Get out of the habit then. That just stupid, why not just wear it. And painful. I always wear my seatbelt, no matter w
46 Chrisjake : i wear a seatbelt 100% of the time. and so do my passengers, or they're not riding with me. chris
47 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Hear, hear! Good man (a responsible 16-20 year old)!
48 Post contains links and images AirbusA346 : LOL
49 Post contains images Matt72033 : i really care that you think i'm stupid.....i'll be sure to wear my seatbelt from now on
50 AirbusA346 : There's no need for the sarcasm, I'm only saying my opinion. Tom.
51 Greasespot : Always...even when driving on the ramp..... GS
52 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Well then don't come squealing to us when you sustain multiple injuries to your face and body You may think you're God's gift to motoring, but other
53 Post contains images FlyingColours : Always wear mine, if I sit in a chair and its got a seatbelt chance is I'll automatically fasten it up - did that during training this year and last y
54 Jetflyer : Everyone thinks you're stupid. Yeah... you'll be the one with his ugly face and dumb brain smashed to bits then in a serious car crash. Can't wait fo
55 AirbusA346 : Reminds me of that advert the government made of those lads getting into that car after getting a pizza anbd then crashing. Tom.
56 Matt72033 : i dont think i'm gods gift to motoring.......nor am i the sort to come on here and moan about everything bad in my life! and i was showing my opinion
57 Matt72033 : thats the one time i always make sure i wear it!
58 Post contains images Pawsleykat : Even if I were only to be going just round the corner (which I would never do in a car, it's abd for the environment ) I put my seatbelt on. A boy at
59 Airplanepics : Hang on....you drive over the speedlimit on the motorway, without no seatbelt, AND using a mobile phone...? Wow, you really are a bad driver!
60 Matt72033 : i'm not gettin involved in that one again!
61 Post contains images RobertNL070 : But I believe you already are
62 FutureSDPDcop : No, not always. Even got a ticket for it 18 months ago and had to go to traffic school for it.
63 Matt72033 : its already been duscussed to hell and back!
64 Post contains images TuRbUleNc3 : always wear it, ive seen too many accidents as a result of not wearing one. Not a pretty sight at all
65 Post contains images Matt72033 : really? how does not wearing a seatbelt cause an accident?
66 TuRbUleNc3 : I remember several cases where drivers havent been wearing it, seen a copper car and tried putting it on, resulting in the car going out of control a
67 Matt72033 : thats a bit silly really, its very unlikely that you'll get pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt!
68 Post contains links TuRbUleNc3 : You'd be very suprised From the sussex police website http://www.sussex.police.uk/features/roadsPolicing/roller_hastings.asp ''The other disqualified
69 Matt72033 : ive had them shout at me through my open window before, but i doubt most of them can be arsed witrh the paperwork! i get spotted all the time, not be
70 Airplanepics : I think the word your looking for there, is yet. If they want to pull you over, they will..!
71 Matt72033 : true
72 Post contains images Vaporlock : Always..... Phyllis
73 Post contains images RobertNL070 : So has Airbus vs. Boeing, the US vs. the Rest Of The World, Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi-Cola, Israel vs. Palestine, but it doesn't prevent them being discuss
74 Post contains images Matt72033 : ok then tell me what a bad driver i am....again
75 Falcon84 : Every time. Anyone in my car buckles up, or we don't move. If on the once-in-a-million chance I forget, my wife and/or kids remind me to put them on.
76 Post contains images ANCFlyer : That damn alarm works in reverse also . . . . when I'm hitching up the camper or some such operation . . . . I hear it constantly as I am not of cour
77 Bill142 : Always. There are pressure sensors in the drivers and front passenger seats. If I start driving without my seat belt on an annoying high pitched beepi
78 TEBguy : I allways wear my seatbelt, even inf im just jockying the car about in the driveway. As do my passengers, or they dont rde with me. I will leave you o
79 Post contains images Jamie757 : Okay then, with pleasure... you're a very bad driver who demonstrates a complete lack of respect for motoring law and the safety of yourself and othe
80 Post contains images Sabena332 : I always switch on the dimmed headlight when I start, no matter which vehicle I am driving. I saw many reports on TV and I read in many auto magazine
81 Lfutia : I turn on my main lights on and when im stopped at red lights, I put my car in Neutral and sometimes Park. Leo
82 Post contains images Airwave : Every single time, whether I'm the driver or a passenger. There's no reason or excuse not to. When I'm driving, the car doesn't move until *everyone*
83 Post contains images Damirc : Over here it's the law. Most new cars turn on the lights automatically. Actually a traffic law that I agree with (and that's seldom ). D.
84 Nancy : I do. I was in an accident outside of the city that totally the other driver's fault - had my signal and brake lights on and was rear ended (in front
85 Duff44 : I always wear mine, driver or passenger, and all passengers in my vehicle are required to do so also. Being a racing fan, I've seen how many lives hav
86 Halls120 : Always. My son is definitely a believer. 5 years ago he had a head on collision in which the airbag deployed. If he hadn't been belted in, he'd have b
87 Post contains images Sabena332 : Exactly! You can not imagine how many people told me something like: "Hey, I don't need such a stupid seat-belt, my car has an airbag". These are utt
88 SJUboeingGirl : 99% of the times I remember to use it!
89 Post contains images RobertNL070 : I hope that both headlights work, not just the one Here too. It has even become a good habit here, without the Dutch government stepping in with a sa
90 Post contains images TheSunseeker : always have it on. When entering Germany, I always double check, also for my pax!
91 Post contains images ManuCH : What's funny in Switzerland is the humor with which some policemen approach drivers not wearing seatbelts. I've witnessed this more than once while ju
92 KaiGywer : Yup. The only time I don't wear it is from my driveway to the mailbox, as I have to exit the car at that point to get the mail. Sometimes I put it on
93 Dougloid : Not only is it the law here and worth $100 to get caught without, it's also enough cause to get stopped. The criminals never seem to be able to figure
94 TransIsland : I always wear my seatbelt in the car, and I always wear my helmet on the motorbike. Anything else is just plain effing st00pid.
95 Go3Team : Never in the car, but always in the big truck. If they made comfort locks for cars, I'd use it in there.
96 Post contains images Christeljs : Is that why your RR list is only 21?
97 Andz : I have to say that as a motorcyclist I am dead against this. A headlight is sometimes the only way a stupid blind 4 wheel driver on the cell phone wi
98 Post contains images AirCop : Correct answer. In the 1500-2000 accidents that I have investigated, only once did I find this to be true. A big rig head-on into a Honda Accord, not
99 Post contains images Garri767 : i know one place we ALL wear it. No matter what on a plane
100 Damirc : Well, from experience - those motorcycles, that are driving under light speed typically don't disappear. Sorry. One of my pet peeves. Can't stand peo
101 Lapper : I ALWAYS wear a seat belt. Even moreso after October 30 2002. An accident outside my house late at night, a head on crash. 2 occupants in one car were
102 Don81603 : Always always always.
103 San747 : ALWAYS. I've been in accidents before, and I am now a brand new (3 months) licensed driver, so I'm not taking any unnecessary risks... Except driving
104 Usair320 : Always as said before better safe then sorry.
105 Dc10s4ever : Personally I NEVER wear my seatbelt. My car HAD an annoying beeper that kept going off unless you buckled up, I paid the service tech under the table
106 TPAnx : Always...Florida law does not allow police to stop you if you're not buckled up..but if you're stopped for another reason, and IMHO a cop can ALWAYS f
107 FlyingTexan : 100% My (now ex-) girlfriend learned the hard way. She spent 11 days in a coma. She lost both legs (one above and one below the knee) and three finger
108 Jpax : My car does not move an inch without every person inside buckling up.
109 N1120A : Yes Your post should be relevant to the topic discussed.
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