ANSWERS: 100
  • Yes. The car accidents I've been in wouldn't be quite as enjoyable without them.
  • Yes. With all the accident going around I don't need the law to motivate me into buckling up. I also feel mor comfortable with it on.
  • Yes, considering my husband was in a car accident when he was a teenager. He would still have his teeth and his left foot if he had been wearing his seatbelt. He wouldn't have suffered a head injury and been in a coma for 10 days, and had his jaw wired shut for 2 months.
  • Yes - It just feels like it's safe
  • Hm...Before my friend died, i would have not worn it but now yes i defintely think twice about my life...if you don't wear it you're taking your life for granted.
  • There's people who say 'if the vehicle rolls, anyone not wearing a seatbelt will be able to free themselves and not be trapped by it inside the vehicle.' However, the seatbelt keeps you concious so you are able to be cognisent of what is happening , and have the physical ability to free yourself. There's too many positive sides to it to justify not wearing it. The law is just handy as a reminder - in case I get in quickly and it doesn't cross my mind initially.
  • Yes, I don't want to die that easily.
  • Yes I would, at this stage of my life. Unfortunately, I've witnessed a few bad accidents and seen what can happen without their use.
  • Absolutely. if only you could have been in my shoes for the last 41 years and observed the traffic accidents i have investigated. people, not wearing seatbelts being thrown through the windshield and their body severed by the auto glass,just to give an example. I would also wear my seatbelt, simply because i cannot trust the other drivers, to obey the traffic laws and drive as defensively, as myself. Its a proven fact that seatbelts saves lives. My long term saying has been B before D. Belt before Drive. it works.
  • yes. it wasnt a law when i was younger and i still did so i cant imagine why i wouldnt now.
  • Yeah, it's just sort of habit for me now. Unlock car, get in, close door, put on seatbelt, remember baby, undo seatbelt, open door, go back into the house and get baby, come back out, and so on.
  • Absolutely. I have had several family members saved as a result of using seat belts. Driving without one isn't even an option for me.
  • Absolutely. I'd rather take my chances with the belt than be thrown from the vehicle.
  • NH has no seatbelt law for those over 18 but I wear mine anyways. EDIT 31 Mar 07 If it were a National law, I might STOP wearing a seat belt. We have a little thing called FREEDOM, and as much as I hate to admit it, that includes the right to be stupid. New Hampshire's state motto is, "Live Free or Die", which is why they allow adults to decide for themselves whether or not to wear seat belts and motorcycle helmets. Of course there is a price; suffering the consequences of your actions. In the case of seat belts, that includes suffering more serious injuries (or possibly dying) in an accident and the insurance will likely not pay... but it's your choice. But if you say that it should be a national law, then kiss fast food goodbye as it is dangerous. Sugar too; seen the diabetes epidemic? If you want to see why I say this, watch Demolition Man. They ban cigarettes, red meat, spicy food, chocolate... all in the name of public safety because people can't be trusted to make intelligent decisions about their own well-being without government interference,
  • I wore safety belts before they were required by law. I was one of the very few people who wore them in my hometown some thirty years ago.
  • yes, indeed. It is not compulsorary in Indonesia, and I excercise faith every time I ride in a vehicle without one...
  • Yes I would. I have seen what happens when you don't wear one and it doesn't take any time to put on. It just makes sense me to do it.
  • Yeah, it improves survival chances in a crash. Don't need a law to explain that, especially with my driving record.
  • Yes, and I am striving more and more each day to make sure my seatbelt is latched before my vehicle is put in gear.
  • I most definitely would. I was in a car accident in August and I have no idea what would have happened had I not been wearing my seatbelt! I almost feel naked in the car if I don't have mine on!~
  • I wore them before it was a law and I am lucky. I was in an accident as a kid and the seatbelt saved me. The kid in the seat next to me was not wearing his (his mother was driving) and he did not fare as well as I did.
  • Yes. I just think there are so many more interesting ways to die. And how silly to end your life when a simple device might ahve saved it.
  • Yes, I was wearing them when the law came into effect. My mother used to tell me that she noticed that Dr. Soler (a Family Doctor in my Hometown) and myself were the only two people wearing safety belts at that moment. I feel like there is something missing if I don't wear them.
  • I live in Australia and here it IS law that you must wear a seatbelt.
  • I don't wear it now
  • Depends if I were just driving around in my little town i wouldn't wear one but if i went out of town i prob. would!
  • definatley i know someone who went through the window and was decapitated the other person in the car had serious injuries but survived...believe it or not they DO save lives
  • Yes, I've known too many people who were killed because they were thrown from the car because they weren't wearing seatbelts. Using a seatbelt has become a habit with me that I don't even think about anymore.
  • Honestly, no. They come across my throat. My throat is sensitive and I can't hardly deal with it. I can't even wear necklaces that are above my collar bone/clavical. I have gotten sick just because it chokes me. Also, I know people who were trapped by them, and I had and aunt who was nearly cut in half! The same aunt had been burned earlier by an exploding airbag(chemical burn). I know there is a "good argument" for wearing them. I just honestly wouldn't. I don't value my life I guess?
  • sometimes yes/ sometimes no... they say overall seatbelts help save lives...
  • Absolutley.
  • I don't wear one BECAUSE it's against the law. I know I am more at risk, but it's the principle of it. If I want to endanger my own life, I will and I don't need someone to tell me otherwise. It's not like I'm driving drunk and endangering someone else's life.
  • Peronally I value my life and would wear a seatbelt. Although there are many circomstances where wearing a seatbelt may risk your chances of surviving an accident, there are many more chances to survive with wearing one (in my opinion)
  • Absolutely. In addition, I would make anyone who rides in my car wear a seatbelt too. I used to get arguments from people that if they wanted to take a chance with their own lives they could, and I would give them two choices...either buckle up or find another ride. If a car I'm in gets in an accident, I don't want a 180 pound man flying into the back of my head because he decided to take a chance with his own life.
  • Definitely yes.
  • yeah, my husband has a pretty scar from going thru a windshield when he was 5 so we wear them.
  • Yes, personally I would. There is too great of a risk to be injured if there ever was an accident. However I can understand how extremely overweight people would decide to not wear their seatbelts if they feel like it is constricting their bodies and it is uncomfortable.
  • Yes I would, however this is a total infringement on rights.
  • No doubt. Not only is it the smart thing to do, but if you die in a wreck, the person who you got in a wreck with (and your loved ones) will probably feel bad for the rest of their life and you can prevent that by wearing it.
  • Yes, and I have been wearing a safety belt since the early 60's. It keeps me well positioned relative to the vehicle steering wheel and pedals under high G loads. Slipping around on the seat tends to make vehicle control more difficult when opposite lock is needed in a turn.
  • Yes, I feel loose without it.
  • Yes I do now, I use to not wear them hardly ever until I seen a lil girl get killed in front of me in a jeep. She went over a cliff & was ejected & thrown into a building. The state trooper said the jeeps frame held up on the drivers side & she would've walked away injured but probably not died if she had been wearing her seat belt. She was just 16, I'll never forget that poor baby however I buckle up & make everyone else that gets in my car buckle up as well.
  • Nah. I don't care if I live or die.
  • Of course. Always. There was such period in Ukraine, but I wear seatbelt for my safety
  • Yeah. But I read if you put your seatbelt over your stomach instead of your lap, you could get injured in a car crash so...
  • yep i am used to it
  • Yes I would. Better safe than sorry!
  • No because almost 30 years ago I was in a car wreck with my sister and two of her friends and I broke my neck. The police told us that if we did have our seatbelts on that it would have killed us. Plus, my seatbelt always goes up to my throat, I cannot stand anything to be around my neck or even close to my neck.
  • I probably would because I'm used to it. Whenever I get in the car, I first put my stuff down and then buckle my seat belt. Even when I'm waiting for my mom to come back from inside the store, I sill leave my belt on. It's just a habit. I hope it's a good one too.
  • yes, i'd still wear my seatbelt. i've worn in long enough that it just doesn't feel safe to be in a vehicle without one. i wish they were mandatory on school buses!
  • of course!i will. I value my life!That is the point!
  • The thing with that is generally I don't.(And I have had my share of tickets for it)But the reason I wanted to post on this was I was in an accident where my car barrel-rolled an astounding number of times. That time I know for sure I was wearing one! The thing is when the car landed on the driver-side suspension and 'leveled out' the car catapulted me out the passenger window. Apparently trying to brace myself while flipping caused me to hit the release button. I landed about 30' away on my back in the ditch. Fortunately 'only' a broken rotator-cuff. Almost a year later I received a recall notice for the seatbelts in my now junked car that if you saw the remains you'd think "NO WAY anyone walked away from that!"
  • Yes, I was wearing seat belts when they were not required by law. I can't drive without them!
  • I most certainly would! I value my life too much to get into a car and not put a seatbelt on. My car does not move unless all passengers have their seatbelts on. It is a pain with my nan when she comes from England as she tries to get away with just holding it by her side! You may be the safest driver in the world, but you have no idea who else is on the road. A drunk driver, a stolen car, someone speeding, someone talking on their phone and not paying attention, someone changing the station on their radio and not paying attention. To me it is just plain stupid NOT to wear a seatbelt!
  • I habitually buckle my seat belt every time I get in my truck... Almost got killed a while back in a wreck so now I do it without even thinking about it...
  • No doubt about it. Yes, I enjoy life too much to NOT do it.
  • Yes, better be safe than sorry. :-)
  • Yes I would, it is vey rare that the seat belt is what made an accident worst, but often not wearing one does make it worst.
  • yes, I actually would prefer racing style 4-point (dunno what's that in english) seatbelt. Controlling car is much easier when you're well tied to drivers seat. Ofcourse that may not be needed if u don't like high speed cornering. =)
  • yes, anybody that has seen what I have saw, they all would feel same way. *Note to everyone* Please.............No matter how short of distance you are traveling, PLEASE just take the one second and put it on!
  • yes, I still would
  • I choose to wear a seatbelt and as uncomfortable as they are at times the thought of launching myself through a window is not my idea of a good time.They do a good job at restraining you from being thrown but I will recomend that you should allways carry some sort of knife or boxcutter that is allways within reach to cut through the material if you are in a situation where it becomes jammed in a rollover or collision.I have never had to cut a seatbelt but know people who have had to do it.The law seems silly but it just makes good sense to use it.
  • YES! It's an easy measure to increase the chances that you'll survive a car crash.
  • yes, in fact i just bought a harness which is a 4 way seatbelt, it keeps u in ur strapped to ur seat pretty good, and you feel very comfortible driving
  • No. They suck and I think the law is just easy money for the state. I dont wear it now and it sucks that they hand out tickets for something that should be our own choice. (seriously what do cops care about our safety)
  • Yes, because your life is at risk when you don't wear your seatbelt. Many people are driving drunk, even when other people tell them not to drink, they still do. Remember, CLICK IT OR TICKET!!!!!!
  • Definatly! Being in a recent car accident myself it was the seatbelt that saved me. Yes it broke my pelvis (and coz i was wearing it correctly broke it in a rare place) but without it i would have flown through the windscreen or my organs exploded - as a nurse put it.
  • no i would not, dont like them.
  • Yes, Iwork i na rehab hospital, I have seen too many sad stories of people who did not wear a seatbelt. forget all about motorcycles.
  • Yes. No question about it.
  • I would wear it anywhere no matter what place. In Mexico, you do have to wear your seatbelt. In some places, it is the law that you must have seat belts removed from the vechile if a valid citizen of Mexico and not a tourist.
  • I like doing n being ILLEGAL
  • YES! I mosst defently would wear my seatbelt expecelly the way my husband drives like he is on the Long Beach Grand Prix all the time. to him the speed limit that is posted on sign is how slow he shold go not how fast he should.
  • I would, Its just too deeply ingrained a habit.
  • No, I wore safety belts long before they were required by law. My mother used to joke that only Dr. Soler and myself were the only ones in town wearing safety belts. (Dr. Soler was a family practitioner who died several years ago).
  • Yes. If there is a change it will save my life in an accident then I'll wear it. However, I don't like any law that protects me from me. I don't need the government to tell me what to do with my life. I think if you don't wear a seatbelt, your dumb, but that should be your decision.
  • riding in a car w/o seatbelt is like going to a war w/o a gun
  • I didn't wear my seatbelt before it was a law, now I wear it because it is the law, I have been droned into believing I must, therefore I do. I remeber standing in the front seat of my parents car when I was like 2 and here I am. I'm not for or against, just trying to avoid fines.
  • yes, its a habit. Also i feel like im a race car driver getting strapped in my vehicle. its a cool feeling
  • Yes. When on foot I also avoid running into objects.
  • yes i would bc it would keep me from being killed.
  • YES, YES, YES! I have received two tickets for not wearing my seat belt...the first one cost me something like $86 ($20 + $66 in court fees). The other one I fought in court (because I have nothing to loose), but the officer showed up, because there was another person with a speeding ticket issued by the same officer. The court actually ruled against me, but refunded me all the court fees for showing up (strange). On another note, I would have been killed in an accident that almost happened while I was driving with my family two months ago. The light turned green, but I didn't go for a couple of seconds (God's doing) and than all of a sudden, a giganic truck came blazing through a red light at about 60 MPH and I did not have my seat belt on. I have no doubt in my mind that had I stepped on the gas when the light turned green (like I always do), I would have been killed.
  • Yes in general I would. A seatbelt saved my life or at least saved me from terrible injury, although I never used to worry about it. I feel very lucky having only decided to put it on 5 minutes prior to the crash, and at least an hour after the start of the trip. I always put it on now, and still would if there were no law. The only exceptions are when it is broken, or I am considering jumping out of the vehicle. Then I feel like I'm better of without it as it will only slow me down or injure me. I don't like to remind people unless I am driving or there are cops around.
  • i live in hawaii the state that has the most car accident in a year. they said that most of thus deaths could have been prevented by just wearing the seat belt
  • I barely wear it now, and in my big rig I have a clamp that holds it in place and I just drape it over me so it stays loose. The whole seatbelt thing is just another example of the US becoming a "nanny" state. Helmet laws too, not for the government to decide.
  • No It Is Amazing When You Fly Through The Windshield At Mach 1... If You Havent Tried It I Suggest You Do... Its Better Than Anal Butt Pleasures And Theme Parks Put Together! If You Dont Believe Me Its Your Loss
  • Yes, I don't feel like dying anytime soon, plus it's a habit.
  • I've been through crashes without mine clicked and survived quite well with a only few small dents in the brain housing group, but I wouldn't recommend it for everybody. I have lived in Louisiana around the bayous and causeways, which makes for difficult extraction, and with my weight around 300+ pounds (a little bit more after dinner), it wouldn't be easy for anyone to drag me out of my car if I was unconscious, even without a seatbelt. I don't drink and drive, or even drink at all anymore, but things happen, so I've taken to keeping knives handy in my cars, clearly exposed, thinking that if end up in the water, which is a real possibility, it would make it a lot easier to cut the strap. I also keep a self-actuating punch handy for shattering side windows under water, but that's another matter. The point is, don't drive like you have a death wish but be prepared if something should happen, because it probably will, if not now, then eventually. Seatbelts can't usually cause any harm, but I can make up enough excuses to whine about them for days. Do you really want to put me through that? Think about it. The short answer is: Maybe.
  • Yes, Many people who don't wear seatbelts argue than in a crash you can get out faster without a seat belt. First off, I don't see how that would help you survive an accedent. And second you do get out very quickly, through the windsheild.
  • Yes I would...if you don't the airbag will mess you up huge.
  • yes, dead is forever.
  • Yeah, but that's because I have more to live for than myself now. When my son was born I started doing a lot of things differently.
  • I DONT WEAR THEM NOW
  • No. I live in Georgia and It's a law to wear your seatbelt but I drive a 1978 Pontiac Trans-AM and I kind of feel like im in Smokey and the Bandit!! I love the feeling of rocking to the side when you do a curve on a back strech of highway doing 70mps. and flying up in you seat when you go over a hill at 90mps. It's just so free. The wind blowing though you hair from the t-tops and punching the peddel and not having this thing constrict around you! So in shorter words... NO.
  • Yes I would. It is a natural reaction to wear a seat belt.
  • yes. before seat belts were law .We rolled the car. my wife was 6 months pregnat,. m tson was 4. all wearing belts. tyhe car was totaled. we all walked away. police were schocked.
  • Yes. The reason the law is in place is because science shows us what happens when something traveling 60 miles an hour hits a solid object while carrying a fleshy human being inside it.
  • Yeah, but only because I've been in an accident before.

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