August 05, 2005

Seatbelts Save Lives

Harvey, at Bad Example, was talking about a Post that Grau, of Frizzen Sparks, made a Seatbelt useage.

I agreed with both of them, while I don't like Michigan telling I have to wear my seatbelt and they will fine me heavily if I don't, I would never, ever, never get into a car without a seatbelt to use. Front or Back.

Front because of the obvious, large windshield, the back because your a missle to the front passengers.

I make people who get into my car wear seatbelts. If you don't like it, don't drive with me but I am not paying, through my insurance and have my rates go up because your lazy ass doesn't want to wear a seatbelt. That goes even if your in the back seat because I don't want your ass injuring me because you were to lazy to belt up.

I worked for 2 years within the Ford Restraints department, that would include seatbelts and airbags. I listened to the Engineers who would have to go to court because of the dumbasses that wouldn't belt up and then sue Ford for being injured. The Engineers would have to go to testify to seatbelt stats, Ford design, etc. The horror stories I heard was enough to convert me if I wasn't already converted to seatbelt useage.

To top it off I got a chance to go to our seatbelt supplier when they ran crash tests using the dummies. There is nothing in this life that would scare religion into you upon seeing a crash test dummy, without a seatbelt on, being crash into a wall.

I just had a post earlier in the week about 2004 deaths relating to car accidents. It said that 55% of all people that died in car accidents were not wearing their seatbelts. That equals out to 23, 450 lives that probably would have been saved if they wore their seatbelts.

So if you don't wear a seatbelt, that is your choice but I think your a dumbass and nothing you say will change my mind about it and there is no excuss you can make to justify not wearing a seatbelt.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 5, 2005 08:31 AM | TrackBack