Do you always wear a seat belt when you are in a car?

@stealthy (8188)
United States
July 6, 2007 10:20pm CST
I always wear a seat belt when I'm in a car(or other vehicle that has them) whether I am driving or not. Statistics show that most of the time if there is an accident you will be better off if you wear a seat belt. So do you wear them all the time or only where it is the law?
3 responses
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Jul 07
I always wear a seat belt. If I don't an alarm will go off in my car! But that's not why I wear it. I think it is safer to have a seat belt on. I have been in a couple of accidents and the seat belt sure saved my life. I assumed everyone in my family always wore a seat belt. We were even stopped by the police on a highway on ramp as they checked to see if people were wearing seat belts. We said we were and they waved us on. Then from the back seat I hear, "M's not wearing her seat belt." That little 10 year old nearly got us a $300 fine! She always has to be reminded to put her seat belt. She also still has to be grabbed in a parking lot before crossing in front of traffic. But that's another story.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I don't have kids, but I guess you have to be very vigilant with them about safety and that is probably hard to do some times.
@truartiss (386)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Its a habit of mine to buckle up everytime I get in a car. So yes I always wear my seat belt
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Good for you. Most of the time it will be of benefit if there is an accident.
@icedventi (156)
• United States
7 Jul 07
I always do. I never used to unless I was the one driving. Weird I know, but for some reason I just didn't trust my driving. Once I got pregnant though, everything changed. I'm pretty obsessive about wearing my seatbelt now and also making sure that my husband has his on at all times.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
7 Jul 07
That is good, because even if you trust the driver of the vehicle you are in, what about all the other drivers out there who you don't even know.