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Old 03-01-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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It amazes me that some folks still do not use seat belts!

A friend and co-workers son is in critical condition at this moment because of such idiocy.

Another example of personal responsibility, or lack there of.
It was a bad habit for myself when I was younger and used to drive delivery box trucks... always having to get out and feeling the security of being wrapped in 10 tons of iron was a deterrent for wearing them.

I don't think anyone stoutly refuses to wear a seatbelt because they disagree with the concept but rather they get in a habit of not using them.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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Do you think they'll have learned their lesson or not? I'm not trying to be snarky...just curious.
If the young man survives, I hope he learned a lesson. But the rest of us should just learn from other's mistakes.

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It was a bad habit for myself when I was younger and used to drive delivery box trucks... always having to get out and feeling the security of being wrapped in 10 tons of iron was a deterrent for wearing them.

I don't think anyone stoutly refuses to wear a seatbelt because they disagree with the concept but rather they get in a habit of not using them.
Yep, understand the 'habit' thing. Luckily my Dad got me in the habit of using them from the beginning.

It is agency policy for us to use them, but in certain situations it is easy to fall into the habit you cite. In and out of a fire engine on dirt roads with gear on, but... it is a bad habit.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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thanks for fixing the title, Crew Chief!
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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I give it a 10/10 on the scale for unintentional hilarity. That's normally what happens when these kinds of commercials try to be "original". Wearing a seatbelt should just be common sense for anybody with a functioning IQ. We shouldn't have to waste money on this sappy garbage.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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I give it a 10/10 on the scale for unintentional hilarity. That's normally what happens when these kinds of commercials try to be "original". Wearing a seatbelt should just be common sense for anybody with a functioning IQ. We shouldn't have to waste money on this sappy garbage.
I agree, but, alas, so many have died because they have not done such a simple task as buckling up.

I sickens me, really. But, personal responsibility is the deal. And those that do not take on that responsibility are not long for the gene pool.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I give it a 10/10 on the scale for unintentional hilarity. That's normally what happens when these kinds of commercials try to be "original". Wearing a seatbelt should just be common sense for anybody with a functioning IQ. We shouldn't have to waste money on this sappy garbage.
lol Well, it does make me laugh too with the plastered on smiles and the dramatics, but it's still a good commercial in my opinion. Besides, I think a lot of the sap is the music trying to force the feelings. I turned of the music though and I think it still stands on its own.
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