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Do you wear a seatbelt?

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  1. -V-
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    -V- Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Totally non vape related but just interested in others...

    As the title says, do you wear a seatbelt when driving?
    I never did in Thailand unless I was going to be traveling say an hour or more drive.
    Never really did before I went to Thailand and now back in the UK I still don't...
    I think I got so used to not wearing one it feels very uncomfortable when I do.

    I also know of a few people who have had major accidents and were told by the paramedics that 'if' they had been wearing one they would have either died or had body parts amputated....due to how the impact of the crash had crushed the inner part of the car
     
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    Siam Diesel Nauti Moderator Staff Member

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    Always...wouldn’t feel right without it (and not wearing one will get you pulled over here). I’ll take my chances with the airbags in my car.


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    always as well, never even think about it now.
     
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    Always too..... feels uncomfortable/something missing if I do not have one on. Hate wearing my crash helmet though when on the bike and only use it if going into town.
     
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    Always, every time I get in the car, even for going down to the end of the soi! feel like there's something wrong if I don't have it on!
     
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    short trip, no.
     
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    fillmcavity Serial Vapist

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    Yes, always, without fail.
     
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    Irrespective of such anecdotal evidence, I still think you're safer if you're strapped in, not bouncing around the car (or ejected from it) in the event of an accident. And, once I get about 25 kph, my car starts chiming if my belt isn't fastened...no way to stop it without reprogramming the car. :)
     
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    for me always in the front seats, literally never in back seats
     
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    Always. One less reason to be pulled over.
     
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    There is also the issue with insurance , both your own and any other vehicle in a collision,
    As the insurance Company will not pay for your injuries and compensation including Hospital bills,
    as you contributed to your injuries by not wearing the seatbelt
     
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    same as you RICK..............
     
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    Never wear 'em. SO gave me a lucky amulet :pleasure:

    Seriously though, I think the Chinese are even worse at driving than the Thais. I always buckle up.
     
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    Anbessa Come&Go Member

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    I think it a habit and an automatic ritual while entering the car and getting drive ready to buckle up.
    Also my car starts crying if I would not fasten the belt.
    Passenger seat only buckle's up when a traffic control or Poli is in sight.

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