UNLESS YOU USE THEM. (Did you really think I would advocate not using seatbelts?) Some statistics: 45% better chance of surviving an accident if you wear a seatbelt and a 50% better chance of surviving without serious injuries. So, why don’t you wear a seat belt?
Is it because………..
- You are a good driver? Great. But not everyone is. Someone is going to be at fault, and if it is not you, it is going to be the other guy. (And the other guy may be drunk too.)
- You can brace yourself if you stop suddenly? Go catch a 300lb barbell dropped from two feet. If you can do that, you can brace yourself for a 10 mile per hour collision. If you can’t catch it, buckle up.
- You want to escape in a hurry? The front windshield will help you escape after an accident. Of course, you won’t be able to move after that, but don’t let that worry you.
- You forget? Do you forget your keys? Do you forget putting the car in gear? If you remember these things, you can remember your seat belt.
Here is an easy rule: the car does not get turned on until everyone has their seat belt on. It will save your life.