Hey TestDummy - about those knee bags...

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  1. 72GTVA

    72GTVA Administrator Staff Member

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  2. TestDummy

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    They don't do much. They are there to protect unbelted occupants, which, for some stupid reason, there are still rules and regulations for. You and your family aren't as safe as they could be in cars because automakers have to also pass unbelted occupant tests.
     
  3. 62restomod

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    Want people to wear seat belts?
    Let them ride as EMTs for a while , it will make them want to buckle up,
    I know because I've seen some pretty bad examples of crashes
    Road as an EMT-A for 15 years in my town on a volunteer squad
    Seat belts are a good choice .
    We never leave the house for even a quick drive 2 miles down the road ,too many drivers being on their phones texting and not staying on the right side of the yellow line.
     
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    Funny thing about belts-- when I was a kid, Dad always made us belt in, as well as himself. So it's now an excellent habit. These days, I even make sure my belt goes under my dun-lop and properly across my hips. But the point I want to make, is that Dad never believed in seat belts, until his brother (Uncle) Marsh showed him photos of crashes on California highways (He was CHP before he was Idaho SP), and that completely changed Dad's mind.
     
  5. TestDummy

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    A local fire chief here told me that he's never unbelted a dead person from a car after a crash, but has picked up many dead people that had been ejected.
     
  6. 1979 RANCHERO GT

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    While we are on the subject of seatbelts and airbags how about the idiots who drive around with their dog on their lap.
     
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    A dog is a good energy absorber. Who's an idiot now?
     
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    I buckle out of habit. My Dad never did, and was obviously nothing but fortunate he didn't get in a wreck. I feel kinda funny without one, actually. I'm use to the way they feel on my bare skin.
     
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    Sounds like you are doing it right. Congrats.
     
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  10. Huevos

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    Have you done a Crash test with a Chihuahua vs a Labrador for impact protection?
    I'm thinking of a Newfoundland for my lap dog..
     
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  12. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    If you have a Lab in your lap then you are just waiting for the crash to happen.
     
  13. FordR500GT

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    So what about the lap belts? I know a lotta people on here don't wear the shoulder straps (or don't have em). I've heard that they can cause a lotta damage to your legs in a crash
     
  14. Huevos

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    Dogs Love Trucks..[​IMG]

    You must have a cat..??
     
  15. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    2 cat's 2 border collies and 1 yellow Lab named Cinnamon.
     
  16. TestDummy

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    What about lap belts? You mean instead of shoulder belts? They'll help you from bouncing around inside, and then keep you inside of a vehicle that crashes, which is a big deal. But your head will still hit the windshield. I remember going to junkyards in high school, and seeing all the windshields with round protruding spots where heads and faces hit. You don't see that now. Thankfully.
     
  17. Huevos

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    I know a Moose that will volunteer for a Crash Test.
    watch


     

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