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

@jugsjugs (13038)
October 27, 2009 6:32pm CST
It is law here that you have to wear a seat belt,so i do wear a seat belt.However there are still alot of people that do not wear a seat belt so i see.
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@dragon54u (31647)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I do not understand why people don't wear seatbelts. It's the law in every state, I think. When I see coverage of an accident where one or more occupants was ejected from the vehicle, I'm disgusted by their lack of common sense. They could have survived if they had been belted in! And then the ones who don't put their kids in car seats should be jailed.
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• United States
28 Oct 09
I always wear my seat belt. I don't think I've ever ridden in a car without wearing my seat belt. I know some people consider it "uncool" or something, but it's the law in my state, and it does make a difference if a crash does happen. I've heard horror stories of people getting stuck in their seat belts after a crash or getting strangled by them, but I still wear one. I believe it does more good than harm.
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• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Of course, that is the purpose of seatbelt for our safety. I also see those people who do not wear seatbelt they are confident that they can take care of themselves. They don't understand that accident can happen anytime, that seatbelt is made for cars for safety purpose, they must use it or else they will regret it.
@jpso138 (7865)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
I have learned to use the seat belt when the law was implemented regarding the use of seat belts. I have to admit that before, I rarely wear the seat belt when I am driving. But now that I have started wearing the seat belt, I feel more secured and safe. That is why now, I am always wearing seat belt, not because of the fear of getting arrested but rather for safety purposes.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
1 Nov 09
Its a law here also and I finally got in to the habit of wearing but thats because when we would get intto the car with our uncle he would lookat youan say I'm sad an when you ask him why he would say cause you not safe so we would always put it on for him an then it just became a habit
@realan (520)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I always wear a seatbelt and make every passengar in my car wear one also. Not only can we get an expensive ticket, it is the safest way to go.
@gogos11 (67)
• Bosnia And Herzegovina
28 Oct 09
yes i wear allways seat belt, not because police, than me...I dont must be drunk, but there is somewhere some drunk idiot who will crash in my car, and because that i allways wear my seat belt....Like The pendulum sas Fasten your seat belt....
@savypat (20245)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I always wear a seat belt in the car and insist that everyone else wear one also. I worked in an ER at a hospital and that was something I learned from that experience to always wear your seat belt.
@carmelbg (521)
28 Oct 09
I have always worn my seatbelt when in a car. My husband had a car accident a number of years ago, he wasn't wearing his seatbelt and he was thrown from the car. He was lucky to survive so we always wear our seatbelts now. Its not worth the risk.
@crys7881 (267)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I always always always wear my seat belt! I'm just afraid of getting in an accident and flying through the windshield! I'm probably more paranoid than most peole about stuff like that.
@BarBaraPrz (23527)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Oct 09
Of course I wear a seat belt when one is available (obviously not on a bus).
@dodo19 (36789)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
28 Oct 09
Yes, I do wear my seat belt. My parents always made me wear my seat belt. Now, it's not just a habit, but I also feel safer and a little more comfortable with my seat belt on, when I'm in a car.
• China
28 Oct 09
if on the highway, i think i'll wear. and i really did so. but if on the common road, and on the back seat, i'm so sorry, i seldom wore. suddenly, i feel guilty. maybe i need to obey the law from next time.
@SHAMRACK (8524)
• India
28 Oct 09
Dear friend, I our place south India it is compelled to wear seat belt particular the diver and the person sat in front seat seat. If not a fine is levied and even it may lead to imprisonment. But this has reduced lots of accidents. But only thing is the cars should have a quality seat belts that is comfortable to put up.
@celticeagle (122952)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Oct 09
You bet I do! Especially when my grandson is in the car. It is the law here. Anybody that rides in my car wears one. That is my law! I figure if I can make my little corner of the world go by the law then maybe it will filter out. It only makes sense.
@Bionicman (3964)
• Czech Republic
28 Oct 09
Yes because there's this very annoying beeping sound I don't put it on.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Hi Jugs, absolutely...every time. Here, it is against the law not to wear a seat belt or not to have children under a certain size and height in an approved car seat, and never in the front seat. It's a good law, actually. Those who don't follow it get incresingly higher fines! Karen
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 09
I prefer to wear it and it make me feel safer and secure. I know that there are many people who do not wear seat belt and some do not even feel comfortable to wear it. But because it has become a habit of me to wear a seat belt, so, I will continue do so .
@Pose123 (21666)
• Canada
28 Oct 09
Hi jugsjugs, It is also the law where I live but you still find people who don't buckle up. I think there are always a few who want to defy the law, maybe they think that they are pulling a fast one on the government. The thing is of course, they are the ones who suffer if they are involved in an accident. Blessings.
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
It is my son who drives the car and he wears it. I wear it too when I am seated in the front seat. I have to admit though that I sometimes forget about it especially when going to a very near place. Those in the back seat don't wear seat belts. Although seat belt enforcement here is very lax (they apprehend and fine you now and then no longer do it in the coming days), we should personally see to it that we wear seat belts, for our own safety.