better be safe now than sorry later...............

@riyasam (16582)
India
March 29, 2009 10:06am CST
do you put on your seatbelts while in your car???i used to find it irksome especially since i had my small kid on my lap but i do put it on as it is really life-saving and also i dont want to be fined.i see alot of youngsters not wearing seatbelts as they think it is cool but they are putting themselves in danger and also of those who are with him/her.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
30 Mar 09
Twice a year my sister in law come to India to visit us with her kids.It is a always nice to see those children fastening the seat belts the first thing as they got into the car.My daughter learned that from them.As most of the time she accompanies me sitting next to me in the front seat insisting that I too have to wear the seat belt I do it obediently.And I too kind of got used to it.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
so cute of her!!!its better to teach her responsibility from a young age.
@dpk262006 (55816)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 09
I always put on my seat belts, while driving my car or sitting besides someone in his car. I also feel that wearing the same is good for our safety and our safety comes first, while riding. I also do not want to pay the fine unnecessarily to traffice cops
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
thats right!!!why to unnecessarily pay the fine.morover the roads are so bad in our place that my hubby has to brake unexpectedly,thanks for the seatbelts otherwise i would have hitten the dashboard many times.
@dpk262006 (55816)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 09
Yes, the condition of roads are really bad and traffic runs at a nasty speed, we need to safe guard and protect ourselves, as much we can. And many of the drivers do not have road sense and they drive in an insane manner, as they have to reach to the moon.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
[em]lol[/ebecause of such stupid drivers,we have to be extremmly careful otherwise they would end up in hosp.(also they csn put us in trouble)
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Mar 09
Yes I do. It's a law in my home country for one, so I am very used to automatically putting on a seat-belt whenever I'm in a car. And as far as I'm concerned, any person in a moving car that carries a child on their lap or has a child unrestrained should be shot! if people had any idea what will happen to that child if the car was to hit somethingm they'd be horrified. I see children sitting on their Parent's laps in moving cars all the time in Egypt and it absolutely makes my blood boil.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
29 Mar 09
hi james,it is a law here in my country too but people somehow hoodwink the traffic police and think they are being smart.i started moving about when my daughter was one year old and even she used to be under the seat belt,thats a rule or we arent going anywhere(hope you are feeling fine,just wondering.................)
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Mar 09
I'm feeling perfectly fine thanks Mable, it's just that this particular subject is an area I feel very strongly about. As I've said previously, I see unrestrained kids in cars every single day here and it makes me SO angry. I honestly feel like screaming at the Parents in the cars when I see this, I really do. Alice, I agree with you entirely. It's every Parents responsibility to care for their children responsibly when it comes to transportation because kids just don't possess the same sense of reasoning. The bottom line is that there is NO excuse for having a young child sitting on someone's lap or moving freely around a moving car. Maybe people that do this need to be shown footage of a baby after it's hit a car windshield from the inside??? This is a horrible thing for me to be describing and I apologize for that, but it IS a potential reality of the situation I'm afraid.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Mar 09
Oh and Mable, did you get those tests done today? If so, any results???
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• India
5 Apr 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, I think your policy is better. We all must think on same line. Always take sufficient precautions, to be safe in future. May God bless you and have a great time.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
6 Apr 09
hope all feel this is for their safety!!!thanks for the response.
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• India
11 Apr 09
Hello my friend riyasam Ji, So nice of you for your positive comments.May God bless you and have a great time.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I always wear mine and so does everyone else that rides with me in my vehicle. I won't even start the car if someone doesn't have one on.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
31 Mar 09
keepit up!!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I will. our 2 year old tells us to buckle up as soon as she gets in the car. She won't let us forget.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
29 Mar 09
i still find it irksome & i'll fess' up & say i don't wear them. i really think that should be a personal choice not the law.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
antiquelady,i have not learned driving till now,my hubby drives and he is quite forgetful,so when he sees a trafficpoliceman he atleast puts it on.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i have heard good about seat & i have heard bad. that's why i said i think it should be a person's choice as to whether they wear them or not.i'll admit i don't like being told what to do inn my own car or anywhere else. lol
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@pitstop (5186)
• India
29 Mar 09
Seat belts - Please buckle up! It could save your life!
In India only recently some cities have made seat belts compulsory. Where I stay it is not compulsory. I started driving only a year ago but thankfully I made it a habit to put on the seat belt. Initially I used to forget often, but once I got my new car its become regular and infact I find it uncomfortable if I do not have my seat belt on! I feel safe and I know it protects me!
@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
i live in mumbai,here it is compulsory to wear seatbelts,otherwise they fine you heavily or takes away the licencs
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@pitstop (5186)
• India
30 Mar 09
I wish all cities made it compulsory
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
29 Mar 09
yes we always do becuase if not big fine and plus warning
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
yes,i do feel embarrassed if i am pulled over for forgetting something which is so vital.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
30 Mar 09
we can´t forget it because we used to itso make it habbit ok?
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
22 Apr 09
yes I do put on my seatbelt every time I ride the car. It is very necessary here in US to put on your seatbelt unlike in my country, we don't need to have seatbelt.. because we are riding in a passenger car and only the drivers are required to have seatbelt the passengers are not.. But when i come to the US.. everybody inside the car should use seatbelt. So, I am using it every time.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
28 Apr 09
here in india also,the one next to driver and the driver itself is supposed to put on the seat belt but i feel safer if one puts on the seatbelts for long journeys.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Like you riyasam, I find it very awkward to drive if I use the seatbelt. I was issued a ticket once for not wearing the seatbelt while driving and from then on, I put on the seatbelt every time I drive. Funny thing, I now find myself feeling awkward if I drive if I do not have my seatbelts on. It is really important to wear the seatbelt, it is safe and secure.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
8 Apr 09
i do agree with you,seatbelts are for our safety.
@biggerb (2030)
• India
2 Apr 09
I do put on my seat belt.I have seen many who have suffered in accidents by not putting on their seat belts if only they had it on they could have saved themselves from injury.I think in India they should make it more stringent both wearing the seat belts and helmets for two wheelers.We see so many youngsters holding their helmets not wearing it when they are caught by the police they just wave it and say they have it and get away.People don't realize the importance of their safety.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
2 Apr 09
i do agree that helmets are so uncomfortable but a good helmet can really save ones life
@Sreekala (18787)
• India
31 Mar 09
Hi Riya, I do not drive, but I have seen that many people do not bother to obey the rules. I don’t know why those people don’t realize that the rules are meant for their safety. Some are wearing seat belt quickly when they see the traffic officials on road and they just want to be out with penalty. Normally lady drivers are more careful on driving and traffic rules. I agree there are exceptions also. I am glad to know that you are obeying the traffic rules while driving.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
31 Mar 09
thanks for the response.it is my personal as seen in many cases that seatbelts are for our safety.
@comfort55 (1574)
• India
31 Mar 09
Absolutely Riya, I agree with you. Youngsters always neglect these important things, taking them very lightly. Most of them don't wear helmets while driving two-wheelers inspite of strict laws enforced in our city.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
31 Mar 09
maybe it ie the tendency to rebel...........trying to assert their rights.
• United States
30 Mar 09
yes, i always have everybody in my car buckled up before i start driving. i feel a lot safer that way. i also have 2 small children in the car at all times, and they need to be safel plus, i'm trying to get into the law enforcement field. i have a degree in criminal justice, and i know the laws, and being seat belted in is a law, and i will not break the law, because for 1, it could danger my family's and my life's, and i will not get pulled over for not having it on, then having that ticket go against me when i'm applying to various departments to be a police officer.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
thanks for the response.
@rensal77 (116)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
Putting on seatbelts is very important. When we were still young, it wasn't a habit to do so. But now that we are more educated and responsible, we always see to it that we have put on our seatbelts before the car starts. As you said, better be safe than sorry later!
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
thanks for the response.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
Yes I agree that using seat belt is a must for every passengers and drivers. I do not do that because we don't have a car and besides I and my husband only uses public transportation vehicles. There are no seat belts so we have nothing to use. But in case in the future we will have our own car then I am pretty sure that we will both use seat belt because it is better to be safe than sorry later.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
thanks for the response.
• Malaysia
30 Mar 09
The traffic policemen are very strict in my place, they really go after those who don't put on their seat belts. I am always a law abiding person and I make it a point to put on my seat belts before starting the engine. I do not want to risk being fined or injured should an accident happen. It used to be only the front passengers that need to put the seat belts but effective this year the back passengers also need to put on the seat belts.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
it has been still not been made compulsory for back pasengers to wear seat belts.
• United States
30 Mar 09
psh yeah i always put on my seeatbelt. and those "youngsters" that try not wearing them really arent cool and that serally not how it works, wearing a seat belt does NOT make you cool it actually does the opposite TRUST me lol im in high school people seeing stupid kids like that think the same thing they go "look at them thinking they're all cool". and it really is not safe at all not waering your seatbelt makes a HUGE difference it truely can cost you yyour life even in an accident going under 60 -55 MPH. so WAER YOUR SEAT BELT pepople.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
i couldnt agree with you less.i have seen people zooming by at a speed of maybr 100 or more without seatbelts.
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i always wear my seat belt in the car. everyone in my family does actually...well, i don't know about my older brother who doesn't live with us. i don't think he does.. but everyone else does. it's something to get into a habit of doing and thats what i did.. it's a good habit to get/make... because you just never know whats going to happen and it could just safe your life
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
thanks for the response and keep up with the good work!!!
@salonga (28074)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
some people would rather take the risk instead of choosing the safe side. Well, I am not. I don't take my life at risk so like you, I always wear seatbelt and make sure my companions in the car also do. It's hard to be sorry later.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
30 Mar 09
i am responsible for many people and they would be hurt seeing my irresponsibility,so i dont think i would take such risks however uncomfortable its for me.