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While i was in the post office the other day, my wife said she saw numerous people get into their cars and drive off without buckling up. i had been in an accident in the 10th grade that prompted me to never drive on the road without a seatbelt. Sometimes i even put it on without thinking when i'm moving it 10ft down my driveway or some other inconsequential distance. So the idea of not buckling up is foreign to me.
Hence, i wondered how many people here don't buckle up and if they have a rationale for it or if it's just that they never got into the habit.
my car beeps like fuck at me if i don't.
Here it's illegal to drive without buckling up. Even in the backseat. Hell, they're there for a reason. I think if you don't do it or teach your kids you're an irresponsible asshole.
i buckle up in a very none obvious way once i see a cop car.
like loading an elephant gun in the presence of a tyrannosaurus rex
I won't drive until everyone buckles up. My friends give me all sorts of crap but I just don't understand their reasoning.
Unless you're in the back, I couldn't care less if you buckle up or not... your stupidity really.
in maryland you have to buckle up in the fornt or you will get a ticket.
even the passenger riding shotgun has to buckle up or you can get a ticket for his ignorance too.
yeah, most cars these days make it annoying not to, but i usually do anyway. it's easy enough. people must be well aware of the dangers, so the rationale against it is just playing the odds and being a gambler i suppose. i don't wear a bicycle helmet, and looking at the statistics, i'd just have to be really unlucky to suffer a head injury that a helmet would have prevented. driving is far more dangerous though.
My sister died in a car wreck in 1995, because she did not have her seat belt on. I am adamant about anyone in any car I'm in wearing their seat belts.
always buckle up unless I'm in a taxi for some reason.
greedo just pointed out this thread... i originally posted this over in the blog only moments ago...
wow... just was on the highway here west of st. louis... it's sleeting out...
... encountered a massive backup on the highway caused by 12 cars and 2 tractor trailers... there were two vehicles completely under one of the trailers and about 20 fireman working at getting the people out... and just a shitload of cars tossed about all over the place... some you could see entire roofs ripped open where they had just gotten people out...
... sobering shit.
I do it by habit.
Once in a while I don't do it if I'm sitting in the back, squished between 3-4 people. They are also uncomfortable, but I use one 99% of the time.
i was in two accidents last year -- one much worse than the other. both times the car was totaled and both times the combination of seat belt and airbag saved my life.
it's habit by me
in Colorado everyone in the front seat has to have a seat belt on - drives me nuts when people don't have it on
i always do. it just seems plain old stupid not to.
in new hampshire its not illegal to drive without, live free and die!
I buckle up before I put my car into gear.
If I'm the passenger, I'm a little slower to realize that I'm not buckled. Not sure why that is.
I too was in a bad accident when I was younger and I buckle that shit every time I get in a car. I yell at my girlfriend everyday because she just ignores it.
I wrote off my first car when I was 17.
for those who think there is no need for back seat belts
hey everybody, don't wear your seatbelt.