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Have you ever been cited for not wearing your seat belt while driving?

Response Percent Votes
No, but I wear it regularly
78% 593
No, and I don’t wear it regularly
10% 77
Yes, and now I wear it every time I drive
7% 54
Yes, but I still don’t wear it regularly
4% 34
Total 758


pizzapete 6 years, 5 months ago

No, I always wear mine and use the turn signal, too.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

Unfortunately, you seem to be in the minority.

John Hampton 6 years, 5 months ago

I've been stopped twice and did the same thing, both times I was asked if I was wearing my seat belt and had to explain that I can't get my wallet out easily without removing the belt. Both times the explanation was accepted with skepticism. From now on, I'm going to leave the belt on and let them watch me get the wallet out.... It's not worth the hassel of them thinking you're lying.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

When I was young and dumb(er), I was driving at about 65 mph, which was way to fast. I slid on the ice, went flying off the highway, and collided head on with a tree.

Years later, a friend was driving my car, again at about 65 mph. He spun my car completely around, we went backwards into the ditch, and then we did the flip and roll. Wow, was that car ever smashed!

Thanks to seat belts, I wasn't hurt when I hit the tree. But, I did get hurt when the car flipped and rolled.

I got some scratches on my wrists!

croutons 6 years, 5 months ago

does your car have some sort of sensors that detect whether or not the back seats and/or the passenger seats are actually occupied?

croutons 6 years, 5 months ago

or are you saying that YOU don't put it in drive until everyone is buckled in?

jhawkinsf 6 years, 5 months ago

Gotta admit I did get a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. It was many years ago. Now it's the firth thing I do when I get in a car.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 5 months ago

Key doesn't touch ignition until everyone( frontseat or backseat) has "made it click"! Even the 3-year-old knows that. She's quick to tell them to hurry up. I love my little "seatbelt police".

Liberty275 6 years, 5 months ago

Five years ago, my wife and I got "failure to wear" tickets in colorado. We used to visit colorado every other year or so, but since we arent going to pay the fine, we have been going around colorado on trips out west and traveling more to the east and south on vacation.

Those tickets have cost the state of colorado many thousands of dollars in just the money we would have spent there on vacations.

John Hampton 6 years, 5 months ago

How much have you spent altering your vacation plans?

Math... it's why the country is where it is. Case in point.

Bad thing is... you still think you're the winner..... rofl.

Paul R Getto 6 years, 5 months ago

I used to work in the emergency room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Nuff said; won't go down the block without being buckled in. I used to specialize in holding the young man's hand in the emergency room, watching him cry while we picked what was left of his girlfriend's face out of what was left of the windshield. Often the guy would be buckled in, but the girlfriend sitting right next to him wasn't. Cars are deadly weapons.

classclown 6 years, 5 months ago

Kids and airbags got me in the habit of wearing seat belts long before it became a law, so I've never been cited.

I've gotten so used to wearing one, it's like having a watch. Whereas you kinda feel naked without it.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 5 months ago

This is all well and good but the basic problem is the kind of behavior behind the wheel that causes accidents. I have been driving all my life (I am 67) and have never been in a vehicle accident. I am not bragging, I just know that most all accidents are preventable if you pay attention to your driving and anticipate what the other driver might or might not do. It has been called defensive driving. It has been my observation that driving skills have deteroriated severely in recent times, mostly because of idiots with cell phones, blackberries and other pursuits when you should be intent on driving the car and watching out for other vehicles. But I realize that I am in a minority, that most everyone is in a big hurry to get somewhere insignificant, and is heading for a terrible accident in their haste. No seat belt is going to protect an idiot and that is simply the way it is.

volleydad 6 years, 5 months ago

"I am not bragging, I just know that most all accidents are preventable if you pay attention to your driving and anticipate what the other driver might or might not do"

You aren't bragging, but you have been amazingly lucky. I cannot agree with this statement at all, having been plowed into a number of times where there was no way to prevent it. Stuff happens.

gphawk89 6 years, 5 months ago

Verbal warnings in Puerto Rico, Scotland, Costa Rica, and Saudi Arabia. Never in the US.

RonBurgandy 6 years, 5 months ago

I don't know why anyone wouldn't wear their seatbelt. It's just common sense.

Peaty Romano 6 years, 5 months ago

I won't go anywhere w/o wearing one. Even from the mailbox island to my house maybe 200 yards. I don't want my kids to see me not wearing a belt. They learn from example.

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