I’m not an automobile safety expert or anything like that.
This blog site is not meant to feed you with safety rules or anything either. These are just things I couldn’t help but noticing and was itching to tell.
“I don’t wear the seat belt because it crumples my shirt.” That’s what one dude said when I asked him why he won’t wear his seat belt. It’s just like not wearing the crash helmet because it flattens your gel styled hair! You work on your hair for half an hour in front of the mirror and then your helmet turns it into a wet mop on arrival. Oops!
Absolutely seat belt crumples and messes up clothes just like the helmet messes up hair. That’s a chance you gotta take to save your life.
And not only that, the seat belts are uncomfortable. Actually my seat belt was almost cutting into my neck. What I did was fitting thin a foam rubber pad I made myself. Now it looks even sportier! (I’m a DIY dude)
“Don’t want the seat belt dude, it’s only short distance”, is another wiz talk I often hear. Same with the crash helmet when riding. But dudes, do you know that most of the fatal crashes occur within a few kilometers from home.
One pessimistic dude who always finds some conspiracy theory in almost every damn thing said “Hey dude, when you wear the seat belt you are trapped inside that tin can in case of an accident. And the doors get jammed and so do the seat belt buckles. Just imagine falling into water with your car or car on fire! You’re doomed, aren’t you? Dude when you don’t wear the seat belt you will be thrown clear of the vehicle into safety.
A real knock out argument, huh? Or is it?
Well, when you wear the belt you have better chance to be conscious because you won’t be banged about as much. Even if in water of fire you stand a better chance conscious which will enable you to unbuckle yourself. The seat buckle jamming like car door jamming is, well, is very rare. This being thrown clear of the car is actually blown out of proportion by action movies. What if you land on your head dude?
A dude once argued “Isn’t it democratic to be able to make your own choices whether to wear the seat belt or not?” Ok dude how democratic is it for other poor taxpayer dudes having to pick up the tab to pay your medical bills or having to keep you alive just because you made your choice not to buckle up? They have no choice?