Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Tylenol Jones, Mar 30, 2015.
Crazy that in 2015, some people still refuse to wear their seatbelt.
Yup, crazy indeed.
Some are just too dumb for their own good.
We used to call it "Too dumb to live".
There's never a good reason not to wear it.
I once saw a guy riding a bicycle without a helmet or lycra.
Back in the early 1980's I worked for a guy that ran the collision research lab at Oldsmobile. He ran more cars into walls than he could count. This guy wouldn't even start the car without buckling up first. I tend to follow his example.
May be a taxi and I've yet to see anyone buckle up in the back seat of a cab. I know I don't.
I do. Every time I get in a cab. If the seatbelt isn't working, I get out and find another (unless, of course, it's pouring down rain...in which case I will gamble with my life).
I always buckle up in taxis.
Ironically I'm alive due to not wearing a seatbelt, when I was 11 I was in a car accident with a car flipping over numerous times, hitting a couple trees on the way and was thrown out through the windshield (after it broke) Found on the ground with a broken arm, concussion and a bruised spleen, but otherwise fine.
Where I would be sitting if this car had belts (it didn't ) in the back seat, there was like two inches between the roof and seat and I would have been crushed to death.
So I figured I've used up my "not wearing a seatbelt luck" now and I use it all the time.
The only car accident I've ever been in was when I was in a cab. I was happy I had buckled up.
Nothing's worth that, man. Come on... Especially in the rain where breaks don't work as well, tires skid, low visibility,... Then, add texting & driving, drinking and driving, and on and on.
I work at a trauma center. You'd be surprised how many people don't wear seat belts. They also tend to be the ones driving the most erratic.
Yep. Wearing your seatbelt can save you from death or finishing up life as a mindless husk in a wheelchair.
I knew a woman once whose husband was an anti-seatbelt activist. He was furious that there was a law requiring you to wear your seatbelt and he was trying to get a referendum or something to repeal it. Wanted to live his own life, wild and free, even if it meant splattering his tiny brains all over the windshield. Got annoyed at me because I told him that if there were laws requiring me not to piss into the wind, that'd be A-OK. Darwin candidate, if you ask me.
I always buckle up when getting in a cab. I don't know how crazy the driver is...
My daughter was in an accident that totaled her car. The front end was trashed. The only injuries she had were bumps and bruises from the seat belts and air bags, but she walked away. There's no doubt in her mind or mine that she's alive because of them.
I would think at this point putting on the seatbelt would be instinctual.
I don't normally wear a seat belt when I'm a passenger in the back seat (very rare) but I think I may need to change that line of thinking.
My kids do of course so I should as well.
It's law here and has been for a long time. It's just automatic now no matter whose car you get into.
We are so accustomed to using them now that I shudder sometimes when I look back and consider all the cars we had that did not even have seat belts. I can remember the old style door handles that used to double as hand-holds to keep you in the see when you took a curve a little too fast.
I started wearing my seatbelt when I started autocrossing in the mid '80s. It was required and, when I locked the seatbelt in my Golf, I had better control of the car.