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Giving back pain

  1. Mar 29, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    This one copper has stopped me three times for not wearing a seat belt, i tell him every time i would be dead if i wore one when i had my accident, but will he listen, i see him coming a mile away and am all ways out of my car before he (stops) me, for sure the next time i will deck him.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2008 #2

    Danger

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    Not wearing a seatbelt is pure stupidity; you get no sympathy from me on this one.
    Your candy-coated crotch sounded a bit painful, though, so a tiny bit of sympathy for that one.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2008 #3

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    Seatbelts should be banned and cars should be fitted with a 6inch steel spike in the centre of the steering wheel - SUVs should have claymore mines mounted on the dash.

    Signed
    A cyclist.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2008 #4

    wolram

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    So you would welcome a steering wheel through you chest?
     
  6. Mar 29, 2008 #5

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    Huh? That's what you get if you DON'T wear a seat belt...or a head wound from hitting the windshield. People actually survive accidents with little more than bruises that would have been fatal were they not wearing their seatbelts. My uncle and cousins run a towing business that has been operating since before I was born. They are amazed at what people walk away from nowadays that would have been a fatal wreck when I was still a kid (and they were some pretty gorey fatalities too).
     
  7. Mar 29, 2008 #6

    wolram

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    Well when i had my wreak the seat belt belt would have held me in place, it was with some quirk that i was pushed side ways, there is no way i would alive today if i had been wearing a seat belt.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2008 #7

    chroot

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    The number of injuries made worse by seatbelts, divided by the number of injuries made better by seatbelts, tends to zero.

    - Warren
     
  9. Mar 30, 2008 #8

    Lisa!

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    When do you call someone "copper"? :shy:
     
  10. Mar 30, 2008 #9

    CompuChip

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    When he is
    • a copper and you are British
    • Cu2
    • #B87333
    • in a game you are playing (also, see first item)

    (yay for disambig pages)
     
  11. Mar 30, 2008 #10
    Dumbass, put your damn belt on!
     
  12. Mar 30, 2008 #11
    Remember, the guys at NASCAR, who really need to be able to survive high speed crashes, wear 'em.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2008 #12

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    In most accidents, you'll be far better off with the seatbelt than without. The copper was a twat not to give you 3 points each of the times he's caught you. Put it on Woolly.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2008 #13

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    Most seatbelt injuries today are due to seatbelts worn improperly (I CRINGE when I see people on TV shows with the shoulder belt tucked under their arms...THAT is a good way to get internal injuries and broken ribs). The lap part of the belt should be low, over the hip bones, not across your belly, and the shoulder belt should be across the shoulder. Yes, you still might wind up with an injury...a broken collar bone for example...but WAY more survivable and much better long-term prognosis than slamming your forehead into the windshield or your chest into the steering wheel.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2008 #14
    Belt up wolram. :smile:

    The fact is they are something that save so many people, your anecdotal evidence probably proves you're still alive because you wore one.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2008 #15
    To be fair, it sounds more like an aversion due to the above circumstance rather than being stubborn.

    Wolram- go ahead and wear one. It's OK. The chances of the same thing happening are pretty far out there. The chance of getting hit by a car on the side of the road as you're arguing with the cop are probably much higher. :<)
     
  17. Mar 30, 2008 #16

    lisab

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    Woolie, was your accident a long time ago, or in an older car?

    Newer cars are designed differently, and much safer, than the old ones. They're built to maintain structural integrity of the cab, and all safety systems - the belts, the airbags, the crumple zones - are designed to work together.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2008 #17
    As has been stated before, the probability of a seat belt saving your life greatly outweighs the probability that it will harm you even more.

    It's like you saying you choked on a piece of fruit once, therefore eating fruit for the nutritional value is just not worth it, because you might choke on it again.
     
  19. Mar 30, 2008 #18
    Nope, it's more like saying he avoided choking on a particular piece of fruit by not eating it, and therefore he should never eat any fruit again.
     
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