MORE KLIPSCH PLEASE Posted November 23, 2016 Share Posted November 23, 2016 2 hours ago, Weber said: I would agree that 20 years ago, seat belts could be bad on a bus, because no one was used to wearing them. Now most (probably in the 90% range) people use and / or are familiar with the function of latching and unlatching a seat belt Agree that hitting a tree like this one, hit by a train, or hitting Earth from outer space, a seat belt might not help. In most cases it will. I have seen seat belts saving lives......and seat belts saved my life..... When I was in the Army I was in a helicoper med-e-vac unit..... was a crewchief on a Huey..... we would fly out to some serious car accidents........most of the time people that were belted in lived, ones that were not.......well they were already gone..... We had someone die on the flight back once... The medic was doing all he could.....blood loss took it's toll.... man it was a mess. It was the worst mission I ever went on..... When I rolled my truck (71 Ford Bronco) almost 30 years ago if I didn't have that lap belt on I probably would not be typing this. My buddy that was with me got thrown out of the truck...he's lucky to be alive. A lady tee boned us one afternoon. Was me, wife and eldest daughter in the back. We were on a 50 mph road and this woman pulled out and tee boned us. At the time of impact we might have been doing 40mph. She wasn't stopping at the stop sign..... I yelled at my wife "SHE'S NOT STOPPING......... BAMM..... even though it was a side impact both front airbags deployed.... Other than a flash knock out we were all ok....the wife got a bunch of glass in her arm.... I think without seat belts it would have been a lot worse.... Seatbelts......Always!! MKP :-) 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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