Originally Posted by DrkKnight614
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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.
Yes, yes. I'm sure on the list of reasons to wear a seatbelt near the bottom of the 98th page there is a statement about the dangers of ballistic bodies flying through two windshields and injuring those not injured by the collision of two two-ton plus metal objects. I'll file that right next to
"Simple physics - likelihood of comet crushing me while pissing on a tree"
If a body were flying at you after a crash could it hurt you? Sure.
If my aunt had a dick she'd be my uncle, too. This hypothetical can go on ad infinitum.
Next time I'm looking for a laugh I'll ask you about your thoughts of wearing helmets while navigating stairwells. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE OF HEAD INJURIES WHILE TUMBLING DOWN STAIRWELLS!!!????
Meanwhile I'll just keep on believing that only I should determine if and when measures to protect my health and livelihood should be taken.