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    Super Member jdiane318's Avatar
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    I am not a fan of wearing a seatbelt. I will on occasion but after reading some comments that wise ole Ditter posted, I have become more vigilant about wearing my seatbelt. The comment that caught my attention was 'If you think seatbelts are confining, how about a wheelchair?'. I remember that comment everytime I get in my vehicle. And if I don't put on my seatbelt right away, a small voice keeps repeating the comment about the wheelchair until I do snap it in place. Thanks you Ditter.

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    I am a seat belt advocate..I used to tell my kids that the car wouldn't start til everyone was buckled up!!
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    wise owl ditter and full of laughs too--love her joy of life

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    yes, be sure to buckle up

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    I have never gone without a seatbelt in my entire life and would feel extremely unsafe without one! As well as the fact I'd likely lose my licence. But so glad you are making an effort!

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    Some states have laws requiring seat belts to be worn. One comment that got me to wear them all the time came from a policeman, who said, "I've never unbuckled a dead person." While I do believe that people wearing seat belts do occasionally die in accidents, I also believe that wearing them saves many, many more lives and serious injuries than not wearing them does. What possible good can come from flying around loose inside a speedily rolling, bouncing out of control and crashing automobile, or being thrown from the same?

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    In this day and age you'd think that wearing a seat belt is a no-brainer, right??
    Well, in my entire family the only person who won't use one is my husband. He's even been ticketed for it.
    Stubborn??? Hmmm...............

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    And the motorcycle helmet law? Forty years ago my nurse cousin worked for hours cleaning gravel from the scalp of an injured person. What made her mad was he died after all.

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    I never wore seat belts at all in my younger days (some vehicles than didn't even have them) but one day shortly after I got married I got in my car for a 3 mile trip to work and for some unforeseen reason I belted up. Short story, I totaled that car that morning and walked away under my own steam. No question who was in charge that morning and I thank him by always belting up.

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    I was in my early 20's and took a test at a health fair about your risks of dying from different things. It said my biggest risk was dying in a car crash. Now I always buckle up. I feel "loose" if I don't have that belt on.

    Even DH buckles up, he never believed in it but the new laws have him afraid of getting a ticket. Too cheap to pay a fine for something he can prevent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    And the motorcycle helmet law? Forty years ago my nurse cousin worked for hours cleaning gravel from the scalp of an injured person. What made her mad was he died after all.
    cyclists who don't wear helmets? Most ER folks refer to them as "organ donors".

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    Yeah, Ohio doesn't have helmet laws and I saw some nasty stuff in the hospital :(

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    I taught my daughter that the car won't move (by me) without seatbelts on. She is 23.5 and I doubt she has ever driven or been a passenger without being buckled up. So glad she stuck with it.

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    Everyone wears them in my family. If they refuse then they can get out. If they take it off while I'm driving then little man makes sure I know about it. LOL!!

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    Carrie, we can call him "Officer Littleman" !!! :D:D

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    When I was growig up, no one wore seatbelts, so, as I got older, I didn't really think that much about it. Sometimes I put it on and other times I didn't. When I got pregnant with my first son, which was before seatbelt laws, it dawned on me that it wasn't just my life anymore. I started buckling up every single time. I taught both of my sons to always buckle up ("or we're not going anywhere").

    They are both grown now and they make everyone who gets in the car with them buckle up, too. My younger son had a hard time getting his fiance (now wife) to buckle up, but she has finally started doing it, too. He would refuse to put the vehicle in gear until she was buckled up. He even had me "fuss" at her. I told her that she is now my daughter and my kids wear seatbelts. I also told her that I love her and I don't want to lose her.

    My mother hates them, but will wear them. My father doesn't like to wear and usually doesn't...unless he is in the car with me. He fusses, but he puts it on!

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    I wear my seat belt all the time, and taught both of our sons to always wear theirs. I did though grow up in a family of 4 kids that took vacations in a station wagon, and we never wore seatbelts...did cars even have them 50 years ago??? I do though feel safer wearing one and always buckle up as soon as I get in my car and have even buckled up when just getting into my car to move car into the garage...that is how much of a habit it is now.

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    Yesterday I stopped in at a fast food rest. to use the facilities then in the same parking lot, but at the other end, I drove over to a Bath and Body I purposely thought "i'm not putting on my seat belt!" I was nervous and uncomfortable! And it was a 45 second drive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    I am a seat belt advocate..I used to tell my kids that the car wouldn't start til everyone was buckled up!!
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    Me too! lol

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    I can say I was saved by wearing a seat belt.

    The impact of the accident was so severe, the inside of my knees were bruised from banging together, and I had a bruise on my right hip from where the belt buckle was. Without it, I'm sure my head would have been through the windshield. At this point I barely even think about wearing it, it's more of an unconscious habit. I'm glad to see so many of y'alls kids are so vigilant about wearing them as well. Be safe, everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    I am not a fan of wearing a seatbelt. I will on occasion but after reading some comments that wise ole Ditter posted, I have become more vigilant about wearing my seatbelt. The comment that caught my attention was 'If you think seatbelts are confining, how about a wheelchair?'. I remember that comment everytime I get in my vehicle. And if I don't put on my seatbelt right away, a small voice keeps repeating the comment about the wheelchair until I do snap it in place. Thanks you Ditter.
    Do you live in a state where wearing a seat belt is NOT required?

    I honestly can't imagine not wearing one. Second nature, get in car, belt up, start car, put in gear. Well Ok ... sometimes when in a hurry I'm belting up *while* I'm backing out of the drive :)

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    When I first started driving (1971) I tried to get everyone to buckle up because that was the "new but not enforced law" ... My mother refused to buckle up and told me I was being disrespectful (not as nicely said). I still buckled up but didn't require anyone else...fast forward 25 years...
    DH didn't buckle up either.. UNTIL a close friend (young girl about our daughters age) was in a serious accident and told him that the only thing that saved her was her seat belt... after that we GOT into the habit... now, the car doesn't start till everyone is buckled....

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    Dominoe's Pizza guy hit us once. we were fine but after that, we both wear our seatbelts.

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    My car 'dings' if anyone forgets.. And it wil keep 'DINGING' until all passengers are buckled.. Hee Hee I can just blame it on the car if anyone fusses..

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    here in Uk, it is the law and you will be fined if you are caught not wearing one

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