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I Always Wear My Seatbelt

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    Not Wearing My Seatbelt Saved My Life!

    So back when I newly had my licence (16 1/2 Years old) I drove an old convertible Volkswagen bug. I had stayed out late the night before hanging out with some friends and just being a typical teen. Well I had to get up early the next morning and go play "Special baseball". My Dad...
    PlayInYourDreams PlayInYourDreams 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    Buckle Up

    Always....better be safe then sorry!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2012

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    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Forgetting...

    I had a friend once who I loved.  She lost her parents to a car accident in her teens, so wearing a seatbelt was an important issue to her.  I have never been in an accident, and seatbelts aren't important to me.  But she asked me to wear one, and I always have.  I lost...
    Tsunami3 Tsunami3 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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    It's A Force Of Habit, But A Damn Good One

    I've never been one to not wear my seat belt. It's always been a habit since I was a little kid. Sometimes I'll see cars out driving and kids jumping around in the backseat and I've never understood how the hell parents can let their kids do that. It's become such a habit...
    sweetprofanity sweetprofanity 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

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    I never did before very recently.

    My father was in a very bad accident in which wearing his seat belt would have killed him. Being thrown from the car is the only thing that saved him. Recently though someone close to me actually extracted the promise out of me to always wear it. Since that day I have not...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M Apr 22

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    Had A Crash And Still Refuse To Wear One

    i was driving the other day with my girlfriend and i lost control of the car at about 50mph on some ice spun and the back of the car slamed into a tree none of us had seatbelts on, i have never worn a belt and she doesnt anymore by the way, on impact she went threw the door and i...
    Thedevilishere Thedevilishere 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2009

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    I Always Wear My Seatbelt.

    I always wear my seatbelt. I can't tell the particulars of some of my stories, due to dubious legality, but let's just say I've been a few collisions with other cars and large immovable objects while wearing it, and have never been seriously hurt. I mean come on, I'll drive 140...
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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    Always

    It has saved my life more than once. so I can't complain to much
    Cyclone6674 Cyclone6674 31-35, M Jun 7, 2012

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    Click It, Dont Risk It...!!!!

    Its just a habit now.. I remember as a child i hated wearing my seatbelt.. always felt so constricting now... Its the first thing i do when i step into a car... Unless im in the back seat then it takes me a few minutes to remember...hmmm... not sure why that is...lol..; )
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC 19-21, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    That'll Do It.

    I was in a car accident two years ago. My mom and I would have both died if it wasn't for seatbelts. I religiously wear mine now. I annoy everyone in the car until they actually put it on, but sometimes all I get is a middle finger and a "**** you, mind your own business"
    LuckyLemon LuckyLemon 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    maybe getting thrown from horses gave me an

    appreciation for the device. i could fix the door latch i guess
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    It's My Face That Would Catch Hell

    The first think that gets effected in a car crash is your face and mine isn't the greatest looking to start with, so any damage would make it worse I think.
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    For It To Start.

    My father's life might have been saved if there would have been seat belts in his car 50 years ago. Because of that I always wear my seat belt no matter how short the ride, if I am the driver or the passenger, If the car is moving or parked. The first thing I do when getting in a...
    Bellile Bellile 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    I feel weird if I don't wear my seatbelt,

    and it bugs me when I see other people not wearing theirs, especially if I'm in the car with them... I've never been in a car accident, but can imagine that flying through a windshield is not a very good feeling.
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    2nd Nature

    I always wear a seatbelt so I don't die if I'm involved in a crash. It's the 1st thing I do when I get in a car.
    rennie23 rennie23 22-25, M Sep 25, 2013

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    OrdinaryWhiteGuy OrdinaryWhiteGuy 36-40, M Feb 11

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    A few weeks ago, I was coming back from the

    veterinarian with one of my foster dogs when a car turned in front of me at a major intersection. The car next to me and my car both hit the car in the side. My car was totaled, as was the car that cut in front. Everyone was wearing seatbelts and no one was seriously injured...
    zmc67 zmc67 22-25, M Sep 12

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    Seatbeltsssss

    I was actually talking to my mom about this the other day. She informed me that insuance wont pay for anything if I got in a wreck and wasn't wearing a seatbelt- and that my friends should always wear their seatbelt in my car. I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt, and she knows this but she...
    LuckyBohne LuckyBohne 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2009

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    Ever since I was little I had always worn my

    seatbelt. No matter what car and who the driver is, I always have. Nowadays I do it by habit. I always end up shouting at my Dad as he always drives off without putting his seatbelt on. He only does it when he sees a policeman wiz by in a car or someone else similar to one.
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Grandma

    My grandma doesn't start the car till everyone has their seat belt on.
    Parascimedi Parascimedi 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Is 2 Seconds Worth Saving Your Own Life ?

    Not to get morbid with any details, i have been involved with extricating car accident victims with the fire dept over the last 20 or so yrs. i never had to exticate a dead person WHO WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT ! Enough said. You do the math !
    PSULLY63 PSULLY63 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    I'm a chauffeur , and spend many hours

    and days on the roads and see many tragic accidents , so I wear one all the time and ask all to wear there's too .
    rosebudboy rosebudboy 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Always

    I always wear a seatbelt. People who don't weat them are incredibly stupid. Why risk it? Sometime when you get into an accident, wearing a seatbelt saves you life. There's been a lot of accidents in my town and almost every time the person wasn't wearing a seatbelt. It's crazy to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 9, 2012

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    I Never Wear My Seatbelt

    When I was in college, I waitressed, and was coming home late one night from work.  I knew I had to get up for school early and was driving too fast on an icy road.  Went up over a hill and lost contol of the car.  I hit a mailbox , a tree and cut a...
    bgrgrl bgrgrl 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    LIFE IS TOO PRECIOUS TO LOSE IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

    of all the ways to die a car crash is so cliche and overdone sometimes i forget to and sometimes i don't care but mostly i'm saving myself for when i join the circus and get blown out of a cannon missing the net right into the crowd slamming into a couple of fat...
    retch retch 18-21, F Jun 21, 2008

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    ...

    (Sigh)........boring......!...
    3tothemom 3tothemom 36-40 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    Saved My Life

    When I was a little-bitty kid, the driver of a car I was in was in a fender-bender.  The force was enough to throw me almost into the passenger seat in front of me...and that was with the seat belt on!Fast forward fifteen or so years.  The memory of that long-ago accident had...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    Here's Why

    When I was 14 I was in a car wreck. I was in the front passenger seat and did not have on my sealtbelt. When we hit I went through the windshield of the car. Fortunately we were in the country and I did not land on pavement but grass and dirt. I have worn a seatbelt since then...
    1SensualHeart 1SensualHeart 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2008

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    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Feb 1

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    Because I'd rather not have to replace my

    windshield when I fly through it.
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M Sep 7

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    I do and I always make sure my passengers do

    as well. Someone posted "boring" in response to this experience. I hope that person never loses a loved one to an auto accident. They will then have a change of heart.
    SunnyElizabeth SunnyElizabeth 51-55, F Jan 13

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    I don't understand why people don't.

    It takes two seconds and it can save your life.
    Lewshun Lewshun 16-17, M Dec 20, 2013

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    Never Going To Remove Seat Belt

    I always wear my seat belt because I never know what will happen. One moment, I may be enjoying a peaceful drive on the road. However, the next moment, I could be in an accident. I would rather have a greater chance of survival than a slim chance. I probably won't be able to...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    ... Ever since the day I was being a turd

    and decided that I didn't want to wear it, and my mother turned to me from the drivers seat. Looked me dead in the eye and told me to wear the belt or she would break my arm... And I knew she meant it. <3 mom.
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Mar 19

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    Well It Saved My Life

    When I was seventeen I was in a car accident where we stopped so suddenly I had a skinned mark on my neck from the seatbelt. I wonder what I would have looked like if I hadn't been wearing it and the windshield got its say.
    jenju jenju 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2008

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    it only takes three seconds to make sure you

    are safe when driving/riding a car. It never occured to me to not to wear it.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Aug 12

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    Not For Safety

    The reason I wear my seat belt is because I have already gotten ticketed for it and think it's a waste of money to be stubborn about it, so I comply.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2010

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    In Memory.

    I always wear my seat-belt. For safety purposes, but also in memory of my first friend. She and her mother died in a car accident, and since then I have always worn my seat-belt. In memory of her, and to keep the promise I made to her father (His daughter and I were so close we...
    ReDariel ReDariel 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Family Tradition

    One of my relatives went through a windshield around 1960 and after that seatbelts were mandatory in my family. I always wear a motorcycle helmet as well. I have never seen a convincing argument for not using the safety gear.
    nray999 nray999 41-45 Sep 5, 2012

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    Except On Game Drives...

    I always wear my seat belt, just like wearing my cycle helmet. Basically you cannot trust other people, and you cannot 100% trust cars not to do something stupid.. Finally if you cannot trust other people, you also cannot trust yourself; we are all human. But, on game drives at...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Mar 5, 2013

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    Fanatic About It.

    There was a law that if everyone wasn't wearing their seatbelt, the driver got a ticket for each of them so that's the way I drive.  I've driven fast, I've driven by some standards recklessly and so I really believe in seat belts.  A friend on the State Patrol showed me...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Safety First

    It's a good habit to have. It's the first thing I do when I get in my car. I always put my seat belt on before putting my key in the ignition. When others ride along with me in my car I make sure they put theirs on before we leave anywhere!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    It's Mandatory In My Car

    Ever since I can remember, my parents always made it a point to tell me and my siblings to always wear our seat belts. It's one lesson that to this day, I've taken so seriously, that when one of my wife's former coworkers called me a "seat belt Nazi" when I told her to buckle up...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Mar 21, 2012

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    I always wear my seat-belt.

    I think it is very important to wear a seat-belt, not to mention that it is the law. When I was in my car accident, they told me that if I was not wearing my seat-belt I would not be here. So I always wear a seat-belt, its just safe, and the mature and right thing to do.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Want a Ride? Put On Your Seatbelt.

    My friend refuses to allow you into her car unless you buckle your seatbelt. Her dad didn't, so she made him get out!! :0 I think its very important, but I sometimes don't..... I try though.
    mimiboo mimiboo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2008

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    To me it just feels like a constraint. I especially hate the ones that lock into place when jerked to hard. When I go out somewhere I never wear a seatbelt unless Im the one...
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