Critical Gear: Seat Belt. (wear it)

Critical piece of safety gear: Seat belt in your vehicle.

Please, wear them.

They make you safer and you are far, far more likely to be seriously injured or killed in an MVA than need a firearm to defend yourself.

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While on the topic of gear for your and your family’s personal safety…consider the crash worthiness of vehicles you purchase.

I prefer the more privately run IIHS as opposed to NHTSA but check either/both…an IIHS Top Safety Pick is going to be an excellent choice to help keep you and your family safe. And then wear your seat belt, keep your speeds reasonable, don’t drive under the influence or distracted, and wear your dang seat belt.

Don’t forget to keep those vehicle’s doors locked, too.

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In 75 I joined a rescue squad and ended up in charge of heavy rescue, I got to see first hand how seat belts saved lives and started wearing mine even when it wasn’t cool, I have worn them since.

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As a motorcycle rider, it’s #ATGATT
I have become a better cage driver.

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I’ve been in quite a few accidents ( only 2 being my fault ) only time I’ve been injured was by the seat belt hurting my shoulder. yeah I still wear it

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Did something specific happen? This kind of post makes me wonder what happened to prompt it. Not pressing for anything, just hoping all is well with you and yours.

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Thank you but yes all is good

I’ve talked to a few people lately who don’t wear them so just had it on my mind

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Very topical subject. I’ve been seeing almost an accident a day along my daily commute, and often even during my day-off errands. It seems like drivers in my city have been especially accident-prone this year.

Of course that probably has something to do with the uptick in HIGHLY aggressive driving - people running through stop lights and stop signs, flying down the highways at 30 miles or more over the speed limit while weaving wildly between lanes, zooming down city streets at well above 30 miles per hour, etc.

The point is, don’t be one of those drivers, and yes, wear your seat belt. Aggressive careless drivers really are a greater threat than armed criminals.

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I usually read,

“The deceased/injured were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.”

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Come to think of it, we had one here a few weeks ago.

Four teenagers killed, all in the same vehicle. Multiples of them (maybe all?) were without seatbelt. One or two were ejected from the vehicle and fell something like 20 feet from one interstate section to another. I think maybe the vehicle landed on them after that, not sure. Whole thing shut down for a long time. Probably scraping the kids off the pavement and steam cleaning up the remnants.

How people choose not to wear seat belts is beyond my comprehension.

It’s really similar to the anti gunners who use feelings and emotions to try to ban guns.

We KNOW wearing seat belts makes you safer, if you don’t, you are choosing a significantly higher chance of death. Talk about choosing to be carried by 6

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Brother, I’m taking a CAB and meeting you somewhere! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: Trust me! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:and I’m wearing a helmet! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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You just described Albuquerque drivers Victor…

The guy that hit me HEAD ON some months ago was doing an estimated 65 mph…on a residential
street, He blew a red light, slammed his Nissan Sedan into my Nissan Xterra 4x4 and TOTALED IT!
He Totaled a hefty 4x4 w/ Armored bumpers, 4" Lift kit, dual shocks all around and blew my Transfer case (the four wheel component into oncoming traffic!)
He defeated all my Safety Improvements by going UNDER the Bumpers! Blowing the Hood into my windscreen hitting me so hard my Titanium legs DESTROYED my dashboard! If I hard regular God given legs I don’t know how bad a shape I’d have been in.
I extricated myselfout of the truck on my own power shocking the $hit out of the extremely Beautiful Firefighter/EMS Woman! I even remembered my firearm and reached back in and throwing out a lot of my dashboard and retrieving my gun and extra mag that STILL stayed on the Gun Magnets…No Joke!
This my Brothers was a 2012 NISSAN XTERRA !
If anyone wants a safe Vehicle this is it! *although my opinion holds more weight to me because I am still friggin’ Breathing! and so is my (70) Year old Sister!

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[quote=“Nathan57, post:10, topic:95840”]
Talk about choosing to be carried by 6

…or Scraped of the Tarmac by (2)!
A 5K Vehicle rolling on top of you can ruin your whole day.

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Another reason I like my 1 ton truck. Big and Tall. :sunglasses:

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Whats the Make of your Truck…?

(Asking for a friend…Inquiring minds want to know…Whatizit! :crazy_face: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :crazy_face: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :crazy_face: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :crazy_face: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:)

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2017 F-350 Lariat, 6.7t, 6.7 bed, crew cab.

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Walked up on one of those at an accident scene in a ditch full of Tagalder’s and grass hummocks. The first thing I saw was a pair of legs sticking out from under the vehicle and it reminded me of the Wizard of Oz. :thinking:

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I saw a guy (fellow Warrior) ‘POP’ out of the .50 cal. Turret in Syria !
‘Joey Bob’ (seriously, you can’t make this $hit up!) was in a Regular Armored
Hummer …Not the better UP Armored one’s later on, Some little prick
rolled out an ‘RC’ car with Semtex strapped onto it and Blew the other (3) guys to Kingdom Come!
‘JB’ friggin’ LIVED though! A MIRACLE happened right in front of my eyes!
He was dented and dinged! and his Cojones were a little singed! But ALIVE!

Yes folks, I’d prefer to be called ‘JB’ also! Joey Bob, what were his parents smokin’ that day?

WWG1WGA

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Confirmed 2012 xterra as safe choice

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I agree @Nathan57 and thank you for a “make you think about it” post. The people that you know that don’t wear seatbelts, challenge them to find news reports about MVAs involving ejection from the vehicle. Then ask them how many of the ejected persons survived versus persons not ejected.

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