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Do you wear your seatbelt when driving or in the passenger seat?

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Prairielander 3 years, 9 months ago

I pay just casual attention to reports of accident fatalities, but it seems that the vast majority include the phrase "was not wearing their seat belt". That said, this is the land of the free and maybe we should just let Darwinian theory do it's thing. However, we do, in many similar instances, hold parents or adults to different standards than the kiddies. Maybe wearing a seatbelt should be mandatory under the age of 18 like other "adult" choices such as joining the army, smoking, voting, or drinking (oh wait that's 21 now. I guess I'm showing my age!).

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 9 months ago

People who don't wear seatbelts are just begging to win the Darwin Award.

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George_Braziller 3 years, 9 months ago

I know a woman who refuses to wear a seatbelt. Her reasoning is that she doesn't want to be "trapped" inside the car if she has a wreck. No problem there since she'll go flying through the windshield. Two cars driving 30 miles per hour having a head-on collision is the same as one car driving 60 miles per hour into the side of a brick building.

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Jimbecile 3 years, 9 months ago

Considering the laws of enertia, not wearing your seatbelt is an open admission of ignorance. But it's similar to the helmet law. If you aren't bright enough to WANT to protect yourself, maybe the world is better off with your squash popped.

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red_devil 3 years, 9 months ago

Most cars nowadays will just keep dinging until you buckle up. Easier to just do it than listen to that annoying bell.

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 9 months ago

What kind of idiot asks such questions? Perhaps some idiot from a little pi$$ant town in the middle of nowhere who leads such a sheltered life that they don't realize it's against the law to refrain from wearing a seat-belt while driving? My preferred form of transportation does not come with seat belts.

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notanoobhere 3 years, 9 months ago

I like people who dont wear their seatbelts. When they die it means more air for me, lets thin the herd a little.

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notanoobhere 3 years, 9 months ago

how do you drive from the passenger seat that cant be safe

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lcchain 3 years, 9 months ago

I don't wear a seatbelt. I trust the universe, if it's my time to go then it's my time to go. Not going to fight nor doubt it. Everything happens for a reason.

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beatrice 3 years, 9 months ago

I buckle up before I start the car. Every time. Glad to see the vast majority also take the time to use their seat belt.

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FirebirdFan 3 years, 9 months ago

Love those comments and excuses where people don't wear a seatbelt in the back seat, or passenger seat: you're nothing more than a projectile without one.

I lost a fiancee because she didn't want to wear a seatbelt because it would wrinkle her blouse. Hit a curb, she flew forward, died from massive internal and head injuries. 22 years old. I got to be the one to go to the hospital and identify her.

My best friend in high school was paralyzed from the waist down because the guy in the back seat had the same attitude: I'm in the back, don't need a seat belt. Car hit a tree, guy in back went airborn, broke the guy's back in the front passenger seat. 17 years old. I got to visit him every day for 2 years while he fought to walk again, going through bone grafts from his hip to his spine, morphine addiction for the pain and his screams of pain when they cut off the morphine to treat his addiction.

Always wear a seat belt!!!!!!!!!

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kernal 3 years, 9 months ago

Got used to wearing it in New Mexico; been law there over thirty years.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 9 months ago

I've installed seat belts on my couch.

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fan4kufootball 3 years, 9 months ago

I do believe that at this time it is NOT Kansas law that motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet. Now that seems more retarded than not wearing a seat belt in a car or truck! Correct me if I am wrong since I do not ride a motorcycle.

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

I never ever drive from the passenger seat. but if I did, I would wear a seatbelt.

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g_rock 3 years, 9 months ago

I really have a hard time remembering when I'm the passenger. And I do try to remember when I'm driving but I'm really bad about it unless I'm getting on the highway. I had a friend once throw a fit at me for not wearing it. They nearly died in a car crash and the seat belt saved their life. They apparently cared about if I would die or not? warmfuzzies

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George_Braziller 3 years, 9 months ago

I put on my seatbelt so automatically I do it even if I'm only moving my six feet. It's just habit.

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whatadrag 3 years, 9 months ago

Golf carts don't have seatbelts (typically).

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gogoplata 3 years, 9 months ago

I wear a seatbelt by choice.

It is dumb to have a seatbelt law in a free country.

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CHKNLTL 3 years, 9 months ago

always as a passenger, but not always driving. Too paranoid about that lap belt and all the drunks driving in this town, crashing and burning my alive inside.

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LJ Whirled 3 years, 9 months ago

Fine. I'm a moron. Is that banned?

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gatekeeper 3 years, 9 months ago

Anyone that doesn't wear their seatbelt, no matter what seat they are in, are morons. I agree with Made in China. Or, if you don't want to wear your seatbelt, don't drive on public roads. Real simple.

LG40 - you have freedom. But when you're driving on public roads, your must follow the law. You get thrown from your car because your too dumb to wear your seatbelt and cause more wrecks because your twisted body is now in the road, you are a hazard to other drivers. Your rights become limited when using public infrastructure. You can do what you want on private land, but when you're on public roads you follow the law.

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nut_case 3 years, 9 months ago

Heck yes, I wear mine. One look at all the people gabbing on the cell phone, texting, reading the paper, picking their nose, or otherwise getting distracted while 'driving' should be enough to make anyone want to buckle up.

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CrazyUkrainian1 3 years, 9 months ago

Please wear your seat belts. You will be protecting what matters most!

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1029 3 years, 9 months ago

My car used to make this stupid beeping sound when the seat belt isnt used, so I cut all the seatbelts out and left the end pieces hooked together so that the beeping would stop.

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Paul R Getto 3 years, 9 months ago

Some of these issues can easily be solved. Anyone who doesn't want to wear a seatbelt or helmet if they are on a cycle gets a 'free pass card' they can carry with them. The price? Proof of a $500,000 bank account dedicated to paying for medical expenses, rehabilitation and their medical care for as long as they live. I cannot believe people are resisting these efforts. Too many years ago to admit to, I used to work in the emergency room at the Lawrence hospital. One of my functions was to hold the stud frat boy's hand while he cried and watched the doctors pick what was left of the windshield out of what was left of his once lovely girlfriend's face. But, at least he got to put his arm around her while he drove with one hand.

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Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 9 months ago

I always, always, always wear my seat belt!

Except for when I'm a passenger in a vehicle that does not have a working seat belt for my seat. Then I struggle all the way, trying to get it to work.

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mom_of_three 3 years, 9 months ago

I even told my kids that if their friends' cars do not have working seatbelts, then they would be walking to the destination. There was one too many accidents involving teenagers and non working or non used seatbelts. Even one accident is one too many.

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Norma Jeane Baker 3 years, 9 months ago

I wear a seat belt if I am driving or am a passenger in the front seat. If I'm in the back seat, no seat belt.

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Iam Tired 3 years, 9 months ago

Where is the answer for those that wear their seat belt while driving but not as a passenger? Or, wear their seat belt as a passenger but not as a driver?

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 9 months ago

Not only do I wear a seatbelt, when I drive my car doesn't move until every passenger in it has belted up as well.

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