Originally Posted by kyounge1956
Head injuries of people wearing seat belts in cars equipped with airbags? That is a surprise.
Observe some accident photos where the car's roof is bashed in after turning upside down. It is hard to cover all crash scenarios.
Next we will have air bags in car's ceilings, 5 point seat belts in cars ( they are required in race cars), head restraints like race cars, seat belts and the wearing of Kevlar armored suits on motorcycles and outriggers required on bicycles.
Just how safe do we want to be?
I see the point of those fervently arguing for use of seat belts at all times. I don't always wear mine. Small town similar to NODAK's. Speed limit 25. Stop signs at every corner.
The biggest accident around town in years was a triaxle coal truck loaded with coal getting cut off by a car, truck overturning upon said car crushing occupants properly wearing their seat belts.
The next biggest was on nearby Rte 30, a pickup T boned a civic. The civic's driver could not see clearly as result of obstructed view by some political roadside signs. Pulled out to cross 30. A pickup at 45 mph (legal speed limit) pushed the civic across the road into the hillside. The civic was 2' wide after the impact. Driver was belted properly, dead at the scene. Conversely, there have been accidents outside of town where the belts made the winning difference.
Blindly following rules and orders simply because they exist is not good IMHO, neither is it good ignoring the laws of physics. I prefer living by my tagline. I recall a few German's predicament simply for following rules and orders.