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my2geldings 12-24-2008 04:52 PM

..and that is why you wear seatbelts ladies and gentleman
Going thru my laptop, doing some cleaning and I found old work pics which I thought would be worth posting. That is why you wear your seatbelt folks.

Hope you all have great holidays at home.

Stay safe everyone :)

Three passengers in this vehicle. Everyone was ok, ended up climbing thru the back window with the patient as they used the jaws to cut him out of there. Came out with a smile.

These 2 passengers were also fine, minor cuts and bruises. This vehicle rolled all the way down the hill from the main road. Also came out with a smile.

Jehanzeb 12-24-2008 05:03 PM

There are some cases where people have died because of seatbelts. One was recent years when a woman could not unlock her seatbelt and died in the car. The seatbelts are good but they aren't the best solution.

I think we should come up with something better idea. :-)


my2geldings 12-24-2008 05:16 PM

Sure, the "what if" game is endless but it also defeats the purpose of this thread :)

NorthernMama 12-24-2008 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by Jehanzeb (Post 216794)
There are some cases where people have died because of seatbelts. One was recent years when a woman could not unlock her seatbelt and died in the car. The seatbelts are good but they aren't the best solution.

oh me oh my -- you sound just like MDH... No, seatbelts don't ALWAYS save lives, but ODDS are that the person is better off with a seatbelt than without. And if "they aren't the best solution" then what is? Got an answer? Ya, I didn't think so... I find it so annoying when people rag on seatbelts because they know of isolated incidents where someone was actually in a worse position because of the seatbelt. Never mind the common incidents where seatbelts helped.

Wear seatbelts.

moomoo 12-24-2008 05:52 PM

:shock: I had my first driving lesson today... I'm scared you meanie :cry:

TaMMa89 12-24-2008 05:55 PM

I also think that seatbelts are good for you - maybe them can be harmful sometimes but statistics point out that it's safer to wear seatbelt than ride a car without wearing it.

RusticWildFire 12-24-2008 06:26 PM

Wow! Thanks for sharing.

I always wear's such a habbit that I feel very uncomfortable and out of place without it. Even just driving down my driveway...

TaMMa89 12-24-2008 07:01 PM

And moomoo, you can affect a lot of your safety with your driving style. If the weather isn't so good cut your speed down. If you aren't sure that you can control your car, slow down. Speed limits are only upper limits and you haven't to drive so fast if you aren't sure. Ofcourse it isn't good to drive slow only for fun because it causes passages and add pressures of other drivers and that raise risks a few but it's still better to drive slow if you have a real reason. If something happens lower speed gives you more time to react. Also damages are often smaller in slow speeds. Besides speeds be careful in crossroads and learn your traffic regulations well. Be sure that your car is in good shape and properly equiped before driving. Ofcourse there are many reasons which cause accidents but you can prevent a lot if you're careful. Believe me, we have e.g pretty mixed weathers over here and I've driven on dry roads, snowy roads, frozen roads, slush roads or whatever and even if I've had a driving licence only for 6 months now (I've driven overall an year if I count my student driver time) this variation of conditions has made me careful and I often highlight that if I have to give tips for someone. Consider different conditions & situations, estimate yourself and your driving skills critically.

And I can consolate you a little :-) I know that it can be a scary to drive first time but it'll turn better when you drive more. I remember my first time - my speed was perhaps something around 5kmh but I was sure that I can't control the car. Today I can drive 100kmh without feeling a fear.

Sissimut-icehestar 12-24-2008 09:11 PM

But the thing is when people say "she died because she couldn't get out" or something like that, it's likely she would have already been dead if she hadn't been wearing one!

Anyway, a seatbelt is why I still have a mother and the reason I'm not paralized. I always wear one.

Moxie 12-26-2008 01:27 PM

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Oooh... Can I add to the pics, I have a couple of my own:

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And might I add, not only WEAR your seatbelt, but slow down and pay attention!!!

I wasnt wearing my seatbelt when this happened. I am very lucky to have survived. I now wear my seatbelt religiously. Being trapped in that truck was the worst 30 mins of my life; something that I will remember forever.

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