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Old 10-30-2003, 09:46 PM   #21
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Street racing IS stupid. No question about it. Now if they were out on a country road with no traffic or a track, things would have been different.

If you refuse to wear a seatbelt, don't go crying about getting hurt when you get smashed up. Maybe it will knock some sense into your head.
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Old 10-30-2003, 09:50 PM   #22
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Lol, they where on the docks... not too many people traffic around... it woulda been the same if they where out on a country road and they swerved at 110mph and nailed a big old oak tree.
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Old 10-31-2003, 04:13 AM   #23
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does Indiana give seatbelt tickets? Arizona does.
yes we do have seatbelt laws. The ticket is either $75/$100. But like the cop that pulled me over for one when they were $10 dollars said: "it might not save your life, but itll save you $10."

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You never wear your seatbelt? Wow. My seatbelt saved my life back in high school so I always wear mine.
I had two friends die because they were wearing their seatbelts, & have some friends that suffered more severe injuries wearing their seatbelts, and friends whose lives were saved because they werent wearing their seatbelts.
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Old 10-31-2003, 10:16 AM   #24
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By no way am I disrespecting the memories of your friends, but that is not a consistant reflection of the usage of a seatbelts as a proper restraint system.

Belts (worn properly) will save your life. I would rather have a restraint system hold me down in a vehicle moving 80 mph then not being restrained.

I don't believe that a sealtbelt is the direct cause of death on a car. Something else inside the vehicle will severely hurt and/or kill you. I had a friend die in his 99 Sunfire GT last Feb. he had his belt on, but it was not the belt that killed him. It was severe head trauma when his car hit a concrete pole, flipped the car on its top and wrapped said pole.

Anyhow, I still firmly believe that a seatbelt and an airbag system used properly will save your life in the event of a collision.

Thats all I have to say about that
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Old 10-31-2003, 10:22 AM   #25
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I'm not going to participate or aggravate an arguemant, but I do want to get my 2 cents in.

After almost 15 years as a cop, I will not let anyone in my car that refuses to buckle up. Front or back (okay, back I'm a little lax on at times).

I've spent way too much of my life, and still have a nightmare or two due to, picking up body parts and wiping internal organs from accident scenes due to lack of seatbelts. Thanks to some of the images I try to keep locked away in the back of my brain, I can't imagine not wearing them. And I dare anyone to let me see an unrestrained kid in a car...

OK, I'm done...
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Old 10-31-2003, 12:09 PM   #26
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Okay, if 2 cents is all we're giving here, here'* mine...

I've had family members die in a car because they couldn't get the belt undone and was trapped, and burned to death. If I allow that personal experience dull my logic, and allow it to blind me to cold, hard facts, i.e. statistical data that proves beyond any doubt that seatbelts save lives, then I probably, in all honesty, need to consult my psychiatrist, because I have succumbed to post-traumatic stress. The twinge of fear that used to plague me when I donned that belt, has now all but gone...

Okay, I'm done...
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I always wear my seat belt. The fact is you never know when an accident will take place, how severe it may be or what it will involve. If you choose not to wear a seat belt and you end up driving into a pond or stream, you MAY get out of the car better since you didn't wear a belt.

Furthermore, if you choose not to wear a seat belt and you get into a serious accident on the road, you will most likely die because you were either ejected from the vehicle, or suffered serious injuries inside the car due to not wearing the seat belt.

I'm just saying a seat belt saves much more lives than it doesn't. It'* much safer to wear one than it is to not wear one. Not wearing a seat belt because you think you will get trapped in the car in a fire or water, may be a deadly decision, since you may get into an accident not involving a fire or water, and you can be ejected or suffer serious injuries. If someone dies in an accident because they couldn't get their belt off, it doesn't mean they would have survived if they didn't wear a belt.

I'm not telling those who don't wear a belt to wear one, because I can totally understand why some people may not wear one if they had friends or family die in an accident that wore one. I'm only stating my opinion, not in response to other'* posts.

For those who do or don't wear a belt....drive safely.
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So I take it nobody here rides a motorcycle or ever will?
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So I take it nobody here rides a motorcycle or ever will?
that would be called a "low blow" ...Again, statistically speaking, you have way less distractions on a motorcycle and are much more attentive...yes, motorcycles are more dangerous. My best friend hit a deer on a highway a few years ago on a motocycle, and just got some roadrash. Another person that lived here hit a deer in his car and died. And, statistically speaking, there are far, far less death and accident involving motorcycles than car to car...
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You are 10x more likely to die in a motorcycle accident then in a vehicle

I'll stay away from the crotch rockets thanks
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