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In Lawrence?Not only yes but heck yes!
I buckle up, use my turn signal, turn into the proper lane, and don't even have my cell phone powered on when I am in the car. Have to compensate for all the people out there that do little to none of the above mentioned.
My abnormal psych prof. claimed she cut hers out in protest to it being a law. O the ironing.
Those of you who selectively wear seat belts must not be familiar with the statistic which states that most accidents happen within a few blocks of your home. My dad got blinded by the early evening sun not far from our house and rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped in the road (not off to the side, but IN the road). Luckily he was only going 40 mph. He and I were in the hospital for a week. I broke my nose and my cheekbone. That was almost 30 years ago and I still vividly remember the pain . . .There's no way I would go to the end of the street without wearing my seat belt . . . .
My car has this awful ding if the front seat passengers do not buckle up. But I also lost a friend to a car accident, where seatbelts were not used. It was several years ago, but I think about it every time I buckle up. My kids in the back seat always buckle up.
Well, if you don't wear your seatbelt (even around town) I hope at least you are an organ donor.
I most relate with blue73harley's comment. I never wore my seat belt until I started commuting to Topeka. Now it's just a habit and it's not a bad habit to have.
I've been wearing seatbelts since I was ejected from a vehicle (in a low-speed residential street accident in which the door popped open) in '68.
I was "forced" to when I was working on campus around the time the state law came out. Since I was driving a state vehicle on campus, we were required to wear a seat belt. First time caught without one was a warning, second time you were gone on the spot. It became an automatic thing with me that I never quit doing and the same thing goes for my kids now.
I wear my seatbelt all of the time. However, I find it really annoying that I can't move my car from one side of the grocery store parking lot to the other side of the grocery store parking lot without the stupid gong going off incessantly. That should be a user-programmable item. One of my older cars had a gong that went off once and then stopped if you ignored it. It sort of seems to say "OK, numbskull. I'm reminding you. But if you choose to ignore me, then proceed at your own risk."
Over the years I was pretty lax about that, but my lifestyle has changed somewhat. I commute about 550 miles per week, and my car is one of the smaller ones on the highway. And unlike my earlier days, there's a little girl at home that I would like to make it back home to, and another one on the way. Now that I've gotten in the habit of buckling up for the commute, I pretty much do it all the time.
Not around town. I should , but I don't. Always on the highway or longer trips.
Yeah, I feel like I'm driving naked if I don't have a seatbelt on.
There's a word for people who ride in automobiles without using the seatbelts: projectiles.
It's so automatic for me to put on a seatbelt that I never give it any thought.
You are all right about it being foolish not to wear seat belts around town. I will try to mend my ways. And I certainly agree with Pywacket that we all ultimately pay for much of the medical costs when those without helmets and/or seatbelts have accidents.
I figure that those people who don't wear them are helping us weed the idiots out of the gene pool.
I didn't vote because they didn't have a choice like "Most of the time." I am like beawolf--I don't wear it around town at 25-30 mph--ours is a little town with not much traffic. But, like Calliope877, I feel naked if I don't have one on when driving anywhere else--and it makes me nervous to ride on buses because they don't have seat belts!
Heck yeah, I fasten my seatbelt. It is a rule for me, if you ride in my car, you have to wear your seatbelt. I got after my own mother the other day when she unbuckled in my driveway when the car was still moving. There is absolutely no reason not to buckle up.
Most definitely. Especially when I saw what happened to the loose objects in my car during my major collision a couple years ago.
I buckle up even when I am just moving my car in the driveway.
Most certainly, there is WAY to many people out there that don't have a clue how to drive. You'd be amazed how many don't seem to know what a stop sign is or what it means.
They tell me not to wear a seatbelt on my scooter.
You're a huge fool if you drive without a seat belt. And we're all huge fools to allow our freedoms to be eroded by an endless stream of victimless crimes such as those created by seat belt laws.
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