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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 19th November 2004, 23:33   #1
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I vote for option "1". I wear a seatbelt when ever i'm in a car, irrespective of whether it's moving or not.

You can never tell, when an out of control vehicle might come and bang your parked car, injuring you seriously. So, belt up all the time.

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Old 20th November 2004, 00:15   #2
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same here, I always wear the seatbelt. The moment I get into the car I wear the seatbelt and don't remove it unless I've to get out.

Its always best to use whatever safety features your car provides rather than cursing yourself after an accident. You'll never know when it'll save your life.
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Old 20th November 2004, 01:37   #3
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I wear the seatbelt.. whenever I sit in the car.. and have to go anywhere...I have got so used to it...that i was searching for the seatbelt in my friends 1978 FIAT 1100 when went to take a test drive in it!!!
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Old 20th November 2004, 01:44   #4
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Wear it all the time & have been doing for the past 8years ever since our 800 came with seatbelts.
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Old 20th November 2004, 02:04   #5
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i always wear seatbelts when the cops are there !
bcoz i dont think seatbelts are useful without airbags !
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Old 20th November 2004, 02:12   #6
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Yeah im also so used to it cant drive without it .... even driving in small lanes i do wear it
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Old 20th November 2004, 02:27   #7
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its the first option for me.
even before starting the car,its bcom a practise to wear the belt.
even when sitting in the rear i do wear it.as in case of hard braking u cud fly into the front passsenger /driver .
i also wear it in the volvo bus
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First option for me.
I always wear seatbelts, whether i am sitting in the front or the back of the car. (Only exception is if there are 4 or more people in the back of the car...coz then it gets a bit oncomfortable for them if i try to wear a seatbelt! :P

I also force people in the back of my car to wear seatbelts whenever we are out of city limits. (I try to remember to remind them)

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i dont think seatbelts are useful without airbags !
ALL airbags have a marking on the cover saying "SRS".
SRS, stands for "Supplemental Restraint System"
Which means that its a secondary addition to the PRIMARY RESTRAINT SYSTEM, which is SEATBELTS!!

Believe me, on a frontal impact (most common type of accident in India IMO) the seatbelt does ~90% of saving of your life.

Please do some further research until you are convinced of how seatbelts are neccessary at all speeds (even at speeds percieved as "slow")

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Old 20th November 2004, 03:20   #9
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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (Rehaan @ Nov. 20 2004,00:40)]ALL airbags have a marking on the cover saying "SRS".
SRS, stands for "Supplemental Restraint System"
Which means that its a secondary addition to the PRIMARY RESTRAINT SYSTEM, which is SEATBELTS!!

and all these days i was thinking SRS is the name of the company that makes airbags in the merc
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Quote[/b] ]bcoz i dont think seatbelts are useful without airbags !
Quote:
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Quote[/b] ]Its always best to use whatever safety features your car provides rather than cursing yourself after an accident. You'll never know when it'll save your life
"whatever" safety features
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Been buckling up since 1996 - long before the RTO made it a compulsion.

But only option 2 i.e. when the car is moving.

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Fact... studies have shown that wearing seat belts has increased the number of injuries in car accidents.
But before you jump to the conclusion that seatbelts are not safe...here is another fact...
The injuries have increased becoz the number of deaths in car accidents has decreased sharply due to seatbelts!!
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Quote[/b] ]The injuries have increased becoz the number of deaths in car accidents has decreased sharply due to seatbelts!!
That was neat. Better to have 100 injured people than have 100 dead ones.

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Old 20th November 2004, 13:51   #14
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I dunno how many off you have seen this movie called "Demolition Man" starring Silvester Stallone. In the movie, towards the end SS takes this cop car (in 2035) and crashes it, when suddenly a sort of foam covers the whole car and hardens keeping SS intact and without a scratch.

That idea was neat, it maynot be be practical, but it was neat.



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Old 20th November 2004, 14:06   #15
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As soon as i get into the car, till the time i get out. I echo Shantanu's views on seatbelts saving lives when collision takes place in a stationary car. Seat belts do save lives in majority of the cases, injuries though may not be avoided, a lot also depends on the energy absorbing crumple zones and their design and efficiency. Another thing i find very important to be a standard feature on cars are collapsible steering wheels. These things are a death trap in high speed or medium speed frontal impacts as they aim straight for your chest. I guess quite a few cars are still not available with this as a standard safety feature.
Still inspite the rule, quite a few people do not adhere to wearing seatbelts. A major fault lies with the cops too, instead of hiding behind a tree to make some easy money, what we need is active policing, preventing incidents instead of waiting for them to happen. ( Oh crap, i just did a Adil!) Education is the key here, quite a few people still think head rests to be comfort oriented, where instead they prevent whiplash in case of an accident.
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