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

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Cait McKnelly 4 years, 6 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.

Cait McKnelly 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for my daily giggle. Loved it (and yes I saw the missing comma :).

grammaddy 4 years, 6 months ago

Me,too. Mine won't even start. And I wear a seatbelt no matter where I am in the vehicle.

windjammer 4 years, 6 months ago

I would say Informed if you go through the windshield it won't hurt that head.

mom_of_three 4 years, 6 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.

Ron Holzwarth 4 years, 6 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.

parrothead8 4 years, 6 months ago

I support your freedom to not wear your seatbelt.

BlackVelvet 4 years, 6 months ago

and may LPD spend hours and hours working the accident when you crash and burn!

Majestic42 4 years, 6 months ago

In your case, it's just natural selection.

jonas_opines 4 years, 6 months ago

"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."

How about a card that just says to drag out the Remington and let daylight through me?

1029 4 years, 6 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.

nut_case 4 years, 6 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.

gatekeeper 4 years, 6 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.

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

Sorry, Big B, there is no moron clause.

beatrice 4 years, 6 months ago

Is being a moron banned? Well, in the grand scheme of things, Darwin would say it is. It just isn't on an individual level.

CHKNLTL 4 years, 6 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.

whatadrag 4 years, 6 months ago

Word on the street: statistically speaking, seatbelts will keep you alive more often than not in a car wreck

whatadrag 4 years, 6 months ago

Word on the street: statistically speaking, seatbelts will keep you alive more often than not in a car wreck

gogoplata 4 years, 6 months ago

I wear a seatbelt by choice.

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

whatadrag 4 years, 6 months ago

Golf carts don't have seatbelts (typically).

George_Braziller 4 years, 6 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.

whatadrag 4 years, 6 months ago

My vehicle gets 17600 six-feets per gallon on the highway

George_Braziller 4 years, 6 months ago

Uhhhhh, that should have been "moving my VEHICLE six feet."

fan4kufootball 4 years, 6 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.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

Okay, they're more like hospital restraints, but you get the picture.

Cait McKnelly 4 years, 6 months ago

This is just a bit TOO much information Snap. I coulda lived my whole life without knowing this. ;)

kernal 4 years, 6 months ago

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

FirebirdFan 4 years, 6 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!!!!!!!!!

Cait McKnelly 4 years, 6 months ago

"....morphine addiction for the pain and his screams of pain when they cut off the morphine to treat his addiction."

Was there some point in putting him through that agony? Every time I hear of c**p like that I curse Nancy Reagan and her senility demented husband's administration. Of course this is the same man who passively murdered millions of American citizens because his homophobia caused him to not even acknowledge that AIDS existed, much less fund research for it, despite the fact that the CDC was begging him to do it. Either way, welcome to fear and terror among physicians, thanks to the DEA, the FDA and the DO (so called) J.

beatrice 4 years, 6 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.

notanoobhere 4 years, 6 months ago

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

notanoobhere 4 years, 6 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.

Jimbecile 4 years, 6 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.

George_Braziller 4 years, 6 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.

Cait McKnelly 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Prairielander 4 years, 6 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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