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Old 11th March 2019, 13:22   #271
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"When I learnt driving we didn't have seatbelts or mirrors. They weren't necessary back then, so I don't see why they would be necessary now"
Send him some crash videos (NCAP) on whatsapp. One every day. Mainly the ones which focus on not using the seatbelts which emphasize on the low speeds at which those crashes are done.

I did the same to my wife and she has stopped resting her legs on the dashboard.
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Send him some crash videos (NCAP) on whatsapp. One every day. Mainly the ones which focus on not using the seatbelts which emphasize on the low speeds at which those crashes are done. ...
For me, what worked was the descriptions of what happens in an accident, all in the first fraction of a second too. You know the sort of thing: it starts with gripping the steering wheel instinctively, which means your arms shatter as you are thrown forward... I forget the details. I guess they did what was needed for me when I read them and I don't need to run the horror movie in my head again: I would not even drive to the end of the road without a seat belt on.

For those who talk about slow speeds, or city speeds, ask them if they ever walked into a wall, or a low bar, tree branch etc. Most of have, and we know that it hurt. And that would be a mere three to four kph.
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...For those who talk about slow speeds, or city speeds, ask them if they ever walked into a wall, or a low bar, tree branch etc. Most of have, and we know that it hurt. And that would be a mere three to four kph.
+1.

That's now my standard retort to any 'low speeds don't need safety equipment' rhetoric I hear.

Still, making someone realize their folly, difficult as it may be, is far easier than convincing them to give it up.
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Have posted my experience of a high speed accident I was in recently. It was in Sweden but nevertheless the rear seat belts saved me a lot of pain.

Details in the below linked post. Please always wear seatbelts even in the rear seat.
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/road-...ml#post4576050 (Over 90% rear seat passengers don't use seat belts)


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Truth be told, in spite of the shock that this incident has caused, I am happy to be posting in this thread.

Look at a few pictures first.

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The engine compartment is completely untouched and undamaged.

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My friend and his wife were in this Ertiga (1st Gen, Zdi) when they met with an accident. He was driving at about 80 kmph on a single lane road near Honnavalli when, trying to steer the car away from the left shoulder, he lost control. The car turned turtle, catapulted sideways 4-5 times, crossed the road, hit a large tree trunk and landed on its left side. When he came to his senses, he was hanging from the seat and his wife was looking up at him.

He got a just a 4 inch cut on his head and wonder of wonders, the lady escaped completely unscathed and unscarred.

BOTH OF THEM WERE WEARING THEIR SEATBELTS.


Had that not been the case, I doubt if they would have made it out alive.

Seatbelts have indeed been their saviour.
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Truth be told, in spite of the shock that this incident has caused, I am happy to be posting in this thread.



Seatbelts have indeed been their saviour.
This is one thread where inspite of looking at mangled mess, one can smile. Glad they are safe.

I hope he doesn't get emotional and try to revive this car. Please convince him if he plans on its revival.
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