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Offline Ron Wenrich

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Seatbelts
« on: June 05, 2005, 07:37:56 PM »
Poll ends 6-19-05

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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2005, 07:40:05 PM »
All the time!
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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2005, 07:57:46 PM »
Don't feel right without it.  Sorta like I forgot to zip my fly feeling.
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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2005, 07:58:37 PM »
It's law in BC to wear them with stiff fines if caught without wearing a seatbelt.I still never bothered for a long time until someone pointed out that if I was ever in an accident with my kids in the car(always belted),wouldn't it be better if I could unbuckle and help them safely out of the truck instead of having them see me fly out the windshield and bleed out.

It was a eye opener.
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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2005, 08:05:36 PM »
I wear mine on the highway but never around town, someday I will be fined :-[

Defensive driving will save your life a lot less stressfully than slamming into a seatbelt.

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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2005, 08:06:25 PM »
funny thing, I never put them on when driving the f250. I always put them on when driving the car. Aint that something. Well Iv'e always been a little mixed up.

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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2005, 08:09:37 PM »
Sprucegum,
Things happen!
No matter how defensive you drive.

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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2005, 08:10:16 PM »
All the time.  I like to have natural selection working in my favor.
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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2005, 08:18:15 PM »
You've got that right Furby.

When we were bringing Lucy home from the hospital when she was 3 days old,I was driving as defensively as possible but had an oncoming car sliding on the ice across into our lane. I slowed down but then had to floor it and drive off the road to avoid a head on collision.

He still managed to take the front drivers fender,both doors including the doorpost and half the box off of the crewcab.

The look on the guys face as he went past my window was priceless  :D
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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2005, 08:20:14 PM »
We always do. If I ever happen to forget, which is rare, I get reminded. As does anyone else in my vehicles. We drilled it in the kids to the point where they were the ones that were reminding us. Now, its like furby mentions.
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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2005, 08:56:02 PM »
When my wife was hit head on in a snow storm by a driver who crossed into her lane I saw the light. That was in 1991. She had her seatbelt on and that was the only thing that saved her, she was hurt real bad and the car looked like noone could have survived, but her and I both wear them ALL of the time since that. I used to do it about 40-50% before the accident 8) 8).
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2005, 09:19:36 PM »
Same as what Furby said.
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2005, 09:56:18 PM »
Having responded to numerous Vehicl Accidents I can tell you, if you dont wear your seatbelt your nuts.  I have seen more "arond town" car accidents with MAJOR injuries than you can imagine. 

The other side that most may not be aware of is Insurance.  MOST insurance companies WILL NOT cover you if yoru in an accident and did not have your seatbelt on.  They may fix the car but your medical stuff may be left in your lap. 

Some have it written that way in the policy coverage, which few people read, or they use the "Law Violation" clause found in most policies, meaning if your injured because you did not comply with the law they are not obligated to pay. 

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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2005, 09:59:35 PM »
I dont start the engine without mine on.
Doesn't matter how defensively you drive... how carefull is the other guy???

On Thursday I passed an accident on the road, someone had run off a relatively straight section of road and 45ft down a bank into a stream.

Found out on Sat what what happened.
My buddy that drives a logging truck was coming home just around dusk when a couple of stray black cattle decide to make a run across the main road. He collected the 2nd one with his loaded truck / trailer and threw it into the path of an oncoming 4wd. The lady in the 4wd quietly driving along minding her own business at 60mph, when a cow comes flying out of nowhere and takes her out. Defensive driving wouldn't have done her any good, seatbelt did. No serious injuries, apart from the cow.

No excuse for not wearing them.

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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2005, 10:14:18 PM »
I always wear mine, but the seatbelt laws really annoy me.

buckle up out there  I lost three friends in highschool that maybe would be around today had they been buckled up, and a seatbelt probably saved my Dad  a few years ago in an accident.
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2005, 10:35:51 PM »
To start with, I always wear mine.  The other day we went to a bad accident that ended with a bronco 2 that had a roof at the level of the hood.  The guy was not wearing his belt and probably would be dead if he was.  He was badly bruised.  I know this is not the norm, but it makes you think. :-\

Almost 20 years I had a car pull in front of me (blind drive way) with a tone truck.  It totaled both rigs.  At the time when ever I went anywhere I almost always drove myself.  When the police got there he asked if I was wearing my seatbelt.  I was and told him so.  When the report was done he offered a ride to work about a mile away.  I got in the cruiser and he started it but did not move.  After a pause he said he could not move the car until I put my belt on. ::) ::)  It was second nature when I started a vehicle but not on that side.  BOY DID I FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT AFTER TELLING HIM I ALWAYS WEAR MY SEATBELT!! :(

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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2005, 10:57:31 PM »
but do we really need laws telling you to keep yourself safe?

i wear mine, but its hard when your only on the road for a quarter mile or so. thats when they getcha.
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2005, 11:24:46 PM »
I have the same policy as Furby

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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2005, 11:35:09 PM »
I am not against  the wearing of belts.  What I am agianst is the way it has been jammed down the throats of folks that have it as manditory in the various states.  I resent these sorts of issues being dictated.  I know, I know, safety and all when in an accident.  I have awaken on an operating table after the forced totaling of my '66 2 + 2 Mustang, that was only 6 months old.  I was t boned on the passangers side by a 48 years old bar maid without any insurance.   :'(  I was wearing my belt and all.  I still do not like the fact of being forced by statutes, aministrative decisions and board actions.
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Re: Seatbelts
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2005, 11:56:10 PM »
My wife and I always wear ours.  We had an accident similar to Paul's several years ago during a snow storm when a driver we were meeting lost control and slid into our lane of traffic. We both had fractured ribs. My wife had complete break and the rib punctured a lung. She spent a night in the hospital.  Bad enough, but our injuries would have been much worse if we hadn't both been wearing our seat belts.
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