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always 28 71.79%
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:26 PM
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Do you always wear your seat belt. Other opinions/ comments?

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nope not really.. not on the street..
last time I had a nova 4 door retractor rip out of the pillar and skin my head..
I'll take my chances.. thanks..
track 5 point all the time..
my c-10 will get a 5 point at somepoint and yes I'll use it..
but vehicles with retractors up high.. I just don't trust anymore
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:39 PM
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EVERY TIME, I won't even move a car out of the lot to park on the street without putting them on. The odds say you are better off, and by golly I am going with the odds.

My Rambler didn't have them when I got it, before I drove it for the first time that was one of the last things I did, installed new belts.

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:42 PM
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Here in Europe you have to or risk a fine and points on your licence.
Here in Spain twenty years ago you could drive sans belts in the town,
which was a pretty stupid way of thinking.
Most accidents they reckon happen close to home, either commencing a journey or arriving home.
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Do you always wear your seat belt. Other opinions/ comments?
Always strap the machine on, don't even think about it, just do it.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:01 PM
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And my kids have always done it too, never ever have I had a kid crying about putting on the "Racing harness" that's what I called it. When taking my kids to the track I showed them the race cars inside and how they had "Racing harness" just like my kids did in our cars, they were very impressed.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:22 PM
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Always in the family cars. It is both a habit and the law. The hot rod in Tennessee does not require it if not factory equipped. While I do believe in them and agree I would be safer with them in the roadster, I don't feel terribly at risk without them. The motorcycle is way more dangerous and my wife and I both love to ride. Life is full of calculated risks.

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i usually do. The only time i don't is when it's cold---this way i can hunch over---it's more comfortable this way. When everything gets warmed up then i put it on.


i know this is probably not right, but you asked and i'm giving you the straight answer.
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Seat Belts are second nature now. i just do it.
Air bags are nice. When a customer says his air bag light is on, and asks: should I fix it? My answer is : It only has to work once to be worth it.
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My 51 just has a lap belt......In the minivan, I automatically buckle up, same in the work van....Seems in my truck, I tend to forget a lot....I dont know why
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i always do in the camaro or the intrepid, but for some reason when im in the silverado i do or dont put it on.
its just something about the truck that sometimes i dont even think about putting it on.

but in the cars its the first thing i do soon as i get in

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Seat Belts are second nature now. i just do it.
Air bags are nice. When a customer says his air bag light is on, and asks: should I fix it? My answer is : It only has to work once to be worth it.
only other time I got really hurt was in my '97 f-150 the airbag went off.. and my left hand smacked the upper door post.. the right off the rear window/roof..
both hands broken..face burnt.. trashing around as the airbag area was smoking. and the bang to the face made my vision a blurr..

I hope the 2nd gen air bags are better, cause that rocket in the wheel was not a safety item..
why the airbag go off.. a dumptruck at the light infront of me rolled backwards into my truck.. it was a 5mph hit.. no need for the air bags..
first and only time with an airbag.. and hope to h_ll , never again..
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Early air bags were scary. Second gen were better.
Third gen is pretty decent, occupant weight sensor, seat position sensor , side impact sensors - bags , belt pre tensioners... etc... all help with deployment that is more "tailored" to the needs that the involved crash demands.
I agree, first gen was about as good as a stone axe for cutting wood.
Still better than biting the steering wheel at a 60 MPH sudden stop
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Hell yes, ALWAYS !!


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If I want my kids to wear it... I do it.. Only way to teach them... I hate wearing it,, But I don't want them seeing me not wearing it..
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