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1. From the moment i sit in the car, to when i get out. Even if the car isn't moving 112 59.57%
2. When ever the car is in motion 57 30.32%
3. 60% highway - 40%city 15 7.98%
4. 60%city - 40%highway 2 1.06%
5. I don't wear one / My car didn't come with seatbelts 2 1.06%
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Old 20th November 2004, 14:13   #16
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Speaking of crumple zones.... i have heard that putting those huge black metal guards in the front totally messes up with the car's crumple area and can be very lethal in accidents as it delivers the shock from the accident directly to the cabin!!
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Old 20th November 2004, 14:14   #17
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Quote[/b] ] quite a few people still think head rests to be comfort oriented, where instead they prevent whiplash in case of an accident.
haha, yeah, i know this person who always rests his head on the head restrain when he drives and then says, man these things are not designed properly, it's really uncomfortable. LOL

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Old 20th November 2004, 14:56   #18
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No.1.. Always ...when in front seat.
Not when in the rear seat...but will do so now
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Old 20th November 2004, 17:11   #19
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I wear seat belt only when the car is moving.
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Quote[/b] ] i have heard that putting those huge black metal guards in the front totally messes up with the car's crumple area and can be very lethal in accidents as it delivers the shock from the accident directly to the cabin!!
I have read about this stuff too. and, yeah i think it can be lethal during accident.
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Old 20th November 2004, 17:36   #20
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The moment I get into my car, the first thing I do is wear the seatbelt. It just comes naturally and after that, many times I find myself disengaging it for adjusting the left mirror.
If a car dosen't have a seatbelt (like my dad's Fiat 1100), I have no choice, but, to go without one.
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Old 20th November 2004, 22:53   #21
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Speaking of mandatory seatbelts, do any of you remember those not-so-old Fords, where the seat belts would be attached to the door, and would come on as soon as the door would close?
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Old 20th November 2004, 23:01   #22
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Quote[/b] ]Speaking of mandatory seatbelts, do any of you remember those not-so-old Fords, where the seat belts would be attached to the door, and would come on as soon as the door would close?
Saturns and the early 4th Gen Accords had that feature too.

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Old 20th November 2004, 23:01   #23
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Safety (seat) belts all the time if one has it. Without safety belt a suplemental protective device (air bag) can also cause serious injury.
This can happen even at a speed of 50km/h with abrupt stop.
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Old 21st November 2004, 18:07   #24
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I wear seatbelts occassionally in city driving as our speed is not much on main roads due to severe traffic congestions ......
But whenever i hit highway i wear the seat belts compulsorily and tell my co passenger also to buckle up ....
( My wife hates to buckle up in the car ... )
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Old 22nd November 2004, 02:04   #25
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seatbelts for me all the time
not only bcoz of the cops but its really useful
my friend banged his nose when he wasnt wearing a seatbelt and the car came to an abrupt stop
besides it saved me from a broken nose today when i was rear ended
anyway i was always educating my driver about them
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Hey,
I wear seatbelts only wen my car is in motions.
Otherwise,its a compulsion to wear a seatbelt for me right from the time i sit in the car.

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Old 22nd November 2004, 17:32   #27
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cant drive withoput seatbelt! become part of routine like starting the engine or the music system! its become such a habit, that I feel naked or insecure in cars which dont have seatbelts!

only wear seatbelts in front though. rear seatbelts - i wear only when on highway!
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Old 22nd November 2004, 18:05   #28
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I still remeber an incident when I was sitting in the front passenger seat and wasn't wearing a seatbelt. My friend took a left turn and was just accelerating when the guy in front suddenly breaked and this guy managed to hit the car even as he tried to stop. I was flung into the windshield and got a nasty bump on my forehead. Haven't forgotten to wear a seatbelt ever since
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Old 22nd November 2004, 18:46   #29
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I wear the seat belt all the time when in motion. Feels like out of place if not buckled up.
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Old 22nd November 2004, 22:18   #30
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I wear it all the time...after all its for my own protection...I used to wear the seatbelts even before they became mandatory.

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