View Poll Results: Do you wear seatbelts in your POV?

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  • I always wear a seatbelt.

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  • I use a seatbelt on occasion.

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  • I use seatbelts when my family is in my vehicle.

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    Default Seatbelt use in POV?

    After seeing yet another needless death from lack of seatbelt use this week......I want to know. How many of you use seatbelts in your POV?
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    Always. It dosen't feel right if I dont. Same goes for the apparatus.

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    Everytime I get in the car.
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    The car doesn't move unless the belt is on, and both kids are in a car seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADSNWFLD
    The car doesn't move unless the belt is on, and both kids are in a car seat.
    Ditto!




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    After paying a 25 dollar fine plus a hundred dollar court cost, you realize your better with it on. So now, everytime I get in my Jeep, I wear it.
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    In my 24+ years on the job... I have seen far too many deaths and injuries to people involved in car accidents who would have been okay if they were wearing their seat belts.
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    When our family gets in the car we do a seatbelt check, and we make sure everyone else is buckled up. My kids even do this when we are not around, such as when they are riding with the grandparents and or friends. It feels good to know that they know how important that seatbelts are.

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    I have a standard line for any non-believers who question it: "In my 17 years in the fire-rescue field, I have never removed a seatbelt from a corpse."
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff
    I have a standard line for any non-believers who question it: "In my 17 years in the fire-rescue field, I have never removed a seatbelt from a corpse."
    ^To risk being the one who differs, in my short four years, I have twice.^ I also know two individuals who lived because they were not wearing it. As for me wearing mine, I usually do but sometimes won't.
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    No matter what country I am in, I always wear mine even if my driver will not or says it is not necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by explr985
    ^To risk being the one who differs, in my short four years, I have twice.^ I also know two individuals who lived because they were not wearing it. As for me wearing mine, I usually do but sometimes won't.
    Rarely you'll get one who survived because they weren't wearing their seatbelt, I guess you can't cheat death when your number's up. But usually I'll wear mine in my pick-up truck, for statistical reasons, and always in the rig, because I'm a terrible truck driver.
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    Out of 20 years or so in the fire service, I've only seen one that I think would have been worse off by wearing a seat belt. Service truck vs. 18 wheeler. The guy was thrown from his seat to the passenger side, his side of the cab was 100% destroyed. Would have taken an hour to cut anyone out of that side of the cab. That being said, I've seen far, far more who be alive and/or not as badly injured if the seat belt was in use.

    On a positive note, Mississippi has finally passed a bill so that the MHP can pull someone over and ticket them for not wearing a seatbelt!
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    Saved my butt when I rolled my Explorer. Plus it is State Law.

    Again, I have not seen as many seat belted dead people as ejected dead people in the last 20 years.....

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    this will sound very wierd and it is no lie ..............I do ocassioally do by myself, always do with the family and on long trips wether by myself or with everyone .............and always do when in a FF apparatus, except when packing up...........thats difficult at best...........hopefully the apparatus manufactures @ FDIC listened and will begin to make them more FF friendly in the future.
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    Always, nothing moves until everybody is strapped in. Last summer responded to a single vehicle accident. Jeep Cherokee missed a corner, bounced off a tree and rolled once. No seat belt, found a saucer sized piece of his skull outside vehicle. Can you say human pinball. Still can't persuaded some of our members to wear the damn thing.
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    If you ride in my car you buckle up or get out. I am not going to be reponsible if we crash and you dont have your belt on.
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    Last person that said "No" when I told them to "Belt Up" was forcibly removed from the car and told to walk.

    Looked bloody silly standing there as we went to the party.
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    I always wear one. It's so ingrained to the point even if I'm moving a vehicle a few feet, the seatbelt is on...
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    Yes I wear them whenever I am in a moving vehicle. And yes I have seen people who would have better off if they had not been wearing a belt. I have removed a seatbelt from a corpse in the past. For the majority they are life savers. The one thing that I do not understand is motorcycle riders without helmets. At least a vehicle offers some protection from the impact. What is there to protect you during an impact while riding a motorcycle?
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    I won't be able to drive without it on. I feel naked and wrong like something is missing and it will drive me nuts. I put it on out of habit when i drive up the driveway to get the mail.
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    Everyone is buckled. I even buckle in my animal carrier when my pet is in there.
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