Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4043 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3261 times:
All the time except when I'm at work as we don't have to wear them when driving around the airport and the speed limit is only 20mph and we are constantly jumping in and out of the cars for short journeys so there is no point.
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SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3199 times:
I always do I also feel incredibly uncomfortable when I don't have it on. People who say it's a personal right are full of bullshit, since you're a danger to everyone else and are a cost to public funds.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13463 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3195 times:
I would say about 90 percent of the time. If I just local, making several in/out of car situations, I don't tend to use it. I know, I should ALWAYS use it. Even in a low speed collision, an emergency stop, or to get the best effectiveness out of the airbags, always should wear your seat belt. I have been in enough accidents or panic situations where the seat belt saved my butt and have seen too many situations where the use of the belt kept a person alive.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 3134 times:
Always, always, always.
On duty, of course, it's a no brainer - condition of employment, safety, etc.
In my Personal Vehicle, that BAFDT, built in Canada, the damn thing goes DING DING DING every fifteen second it's moving unless I am wearing my seatbelt. I wear it anyway, but that crap is annoying when I'm just oving the truck 50 feet . . . .
Wearing your seatbelt is a smart idea. I have picked people up off the road (and put them in body bags) that would have survived an accident if they'd had their belt on. . . . . it's a no brainer. Not wearing your seatbelt is STUPID.
KAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 127 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 3119 times:
Indeed I do wear my seatbelt! I am first-hand experience of what can happen without one....
was in 2nd grade and riding the schoolbus, which for the students had no seatbelts, and an exposed metal bar in front of me. A DWI delivery driver rammed us from behind at 60mph as we were waiting at a redlight to make a left turn.
I hit the metal bar with my nose, giving me a pro-longed nosebleed and a near migraine headache that lasted a week.
So hell yeah I wear my seatbelt. Anyone who says it is a wussy-ass thing to do, is welcomed to try hitting themselves in the nose with a metal bar as hard as they can. Try it! It's fun!
[Edited 2005-02-27 01:50:21]
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DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1704 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 3112 times:
As soon as I sit down in the seat my hand is behind my head reaching for my seatbelt. It's like second nature for me to put it on, and actually I feel very out of place driving or riding in a car without one. To not take the 2 seconds to click in is ridiculous considering the lives that seatbelts save.
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777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12687 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 3104 times:
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After attending a 5 vehicle nose to tail accident as an observer with the New Zealand Police, what I saw at the crash scene was not pretty. After that I have always worn my seatbelt. Also if I've got passengers in the car then I don't start driving intill they all have their seatbelts on.
The accident that I attended involved 1 truck and 4 cars. The truck was the 3rd vehicle involved, a front seat passenger in the car behind was not wearing her seatbelt and went flying throu the wind screen and got inpailed on a piece of metal on the back of the truck, she died shortly after. The accident happened on a busy state highway.
Skysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1142 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3079 times:
I instinctively put it on as soon as i get in my car, or any other car for that matter.....it just doesn't feel right without it on. I can't even imagine not wearing one when i'm out and about in the company van (Chev Astro) as everyone here in Kingston seems to make a point of pulling out right in front of me just so they don't have to follow the van! Idiots.
Btw, i was in Fargo ND at xmas/new year and it seems like everyone in that 'town' makes a point of NOT wearing their seatbelts!!
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57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
I have always worn a seatbelt. It goes on before the vehicle is put in gear and stays on until the vehicle has been taken out of gear. It's a consideration of personal safety and the law. Many states have primary seatbelt laws, while almost all have secondary seatbelt laws. The difference is that with a primary law, sworn peace officers can stop you for failure to wear your seatbelt as it is a primary moving violation. In states with secondary laws, they cannot stop you for failure to wear a seatbelt alone but can charge you with a violation if you are stopped for another moving violation. However, all states have primary laws requiring children of certain ages to be properly restrained while in a motor vehicle.
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ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3048 times:
Quoting 57AZ (reply 26): Many states have primary seatbelt laws, while almost all have secondary seatbelt laws. The difference is that with a primary law, sworn peace officers can stop you for failure to wear your seatbelt as it is a primary moving violation
Should be a primary law in Alaska soon - I can't understand why it isn't already, but it is not.
I generally am pretty lenient with speeding tickets . . . . but when I see speeding and no seat belt - and God Forbid, your child isn't strapped down - it's a guaranteed writeup . . . right now . . . .
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: I use to not wear it but after my brother had an accident and the ONLY thing that saved him was his seatbelt (and well of course God because it wasn't
: Can't believe there are still places where wearing seatbelt is not compulsory. All part and parcel of living in the land of the free eh?
: This thread remind me of the kids that rode my schoolbus when I was in Jr. high. They'd remove the metal buckles and throw them out the window at cars
: Every time I get in a car. I think ( no offense) that anyone that does not use their seatbelt is crazy. What a little bit less comfort and it takes ma
: Always have always will. I find I have the feeling of being Naked when I dont have my seat belt on.
30 MAS A330
: i dunno, it depends... normally i do, but sometimes i dont... god only knows why. (its illegal here, by the way)
: yes its the law here. If I get caught I will loose 3 points off my licence, same goes for if any of my passengers aren't wearing one without special p
: Always.I've seen Examples to convince me regds MEL
: Yes. It is really expensive to not wear it here if you get caught. Thom@s
: Always, whether I'm driving or I'm a passenger, it feels weird not having it on. MEA310
: Usually, I don't. Why? Totally IRRESPONSIBLE.
: "Usually, I don't.........Why? Totally IRRESPONSIBLE" You should read my post regarding this issue.......PLEASE WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!
: During take off and landing in planes (also when turbulences). In car: always, even if it's just a couple of meters. I'm used to it because I learned
: I always put it on instinctively. Apart from being the law in the UK, it's common sense. Infact it's become so instinctive for me that just yesterday
: I almost never wear one, mostly because there are no belts in tramways, trains and buses. The last time I was in a car, in January, I did of course we
: Always. I had to install one in the first car (1961 Corvair) I ever owned that was street-legal. Fortunately the threaded bosses were already there as
: In planes: Always! In cars: Always! Patrick
: "I also carry a fire extinguisher. (Thank you Ducati for teaching me that one!)" um WHY?
43 Aer Lingus
: You get penalty points and get fined over here if you don't wear one. They hardly check for unbelted driver and pax. They only check your speed.
: now in Planes, i'm not so uptight about it
: Always...just a natural habit. I think the only time I don't is when I'm driving from one hangar to another one at our airport...other than that, it d
: Always have, and now that im training to be come an EMT, don't want to make more work for ourselves. Here's a good video to watch to emphasize the poi
47 SWA TPA
: Heck yeah I wear my seat belt!!!!!! I was once going down the road and realized (after taking it off to dig for money while going thru a toll booth) I
: I always wear my seatbelt. When I'm driving ofcourse and when I'm the passenger (either in the passengerseat or the backseat). No matter the length of
: I had a Ducati that would not run unless the gas cap gasket was missing. It would make a vacuum in the tank and the fuel would not feed. With no gask
: yes i do wear my seatbelt if im sitting in the front seat. i mostly wear my seatbelt. if i am with my neighbour then no i will not. i dont know why it
: Always, without fail, without exception.
: Of course! It's nuts not to. Even backing out of your driveway..... you're going to be just as dead or maimed if you're twenty feet or two hundred mil
: Always, it's become so natural for me that sometimes I think I forgot and then I look down and realize I put it on without noticing.
: I had an accident in Aug 2004, the seat belt saved my life. My friend's fancy new Ford F-150 w/crewcab ()i think?) beeps after a minute of sensing wei
: I do. Those things can easily mean the difference between surviving more or less in one piece and dying or being severely maimed.
: It has been the law here for over 20 years for seatbelts to be worn by the driver and any front seat passengers. Took a bit longer for it to be law fo
: Just habit as that was the way I was taught to drive, and it's the law here. I just do it as a reflex now, belt up before even putting the key in the
: First thing I do in a car, before starting it. If you ride in my car, I won't start it unless you've got your belt on.
: I always wear the belt, I almost feel 'naked' in the car if I'm not buckled in, and a few years ago some pillock decided to take a drive on the wrong
: ALWAYS...those videos of what can happen in an accident if you don't wear one had an effect on me. Marc
: In my daily driver I wear it all of the time. However, I also have a '67 Camaro that actually does not have any seat belts in it. This is legal as it