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Originally Posted by IH84DZ
You pansies making a big deal about disabling a seatbelt chime are something else. You may not be aware, but a seatbelt chime is a "convenience" feature, not a regulated safety item. It's not always so convenient especially considering it will chime even if you are sitting still.
Even IF someone intended on driving down a busy public road without a seatbelt it's THEIR issue and nobody elses. Seatbelt laws may be benevolent by intent but if there is ANY domain whatsoever that an individual should have final say - it's their body. For Christ's sake I'm willing to bet those concerned about his seatbelt are also "pro-choice". If this is the case - congratulations for being the biggest hypocrite known to man.
FYI for those who prefer personal choice, freedom and a general lack of rude, opinionated pricks:
if your seatbelt switch is normally open - you can disconnect it and jump it to fool the vehicle into thinking it's always buckled
if your seatbelt switch is normally closed - you can just disconnect it to fool the vehicle.
However, the rude, opinionated pricks who think they know better or think anyone cares what they think aren't fooling anyone.
Holy thread revival batman...not only does a seatbelt protect the person wearing it, it will also protect other people as well. Its simple physics, if you crash, the car will stop, but your body won't. Guess where you are going, most likely forward, into the windshield. But you see, windshields don't always stop the body, sometimes it goes through it, usually the next thing struck will stop it. This could be anything from the road, to a tree, or even another car, possibly the one you crashed right into head on. Now you've become a missile, and have the potential to do more harm or even kill someone. Does this happen exactly like this all the time? No, but it does happen, people are ejected outta cars on impact all the time. Put your damn belt on. I'm rushing out of my house to bring your arse to the hospital, not to scrape it off the road. Also, any other occupants in the vehicle can be either seriously injured or killed by the unbuckled occupant flying around in the vehicle. Back seat riders that think they don't need to buckle up are the worst. They think the seat will stop them, yea? Ya think so huh? Wrong, you are either breaking part of the seat or going over it, and guess whats happening to the person in front of you when that happens. I yell at my friends girl friend all the time, well I used to anyway. I was like if we get into an accident and you fly forward and break my best friends neck you better hope you're dead. She loves her boyfriend deeply. Safe to say I don't need to say a damn thing anymore.
So guess what, I'm all about pro choice, but if your average 200-250lb american is hurtling towards me because they didn't feel like putting their seatbelt on because THEY thought they knew better, I'm gonna be hella pissed off.