I've never driven without wearing my seatbelt. Also when sitting as a passenger in the front I always wear a seatbelt. For some reason I usually don't wear one whilst sitting in the rear seats.
I always wear seatbelts without exception in cars and minibuses and refuse to move if other passengers don't put theirs on as I get rather nervous about that.
Yesterday, this week a guy from my school got killed in a car crash and last year to of my friends were killed in a car crash, all passengers. I am hedging my bets that seatbelts are worth the time it takes to put them on and take them off.
If I'm driving a short distance (less than 10 minutes) then I don't usually wear it, especially if there is no traffic - but if there's a lot of nutters around then I'll usually take the time to put it on.
its so shockign wne i see peopel put their belt on like half an hour into their drive (eh my dad even tho we always shout at him) and others too who only put it on wen they see cops.
most of the time...
definitely more comfortable not to wear one tho, same with motorbike helmets....
the only time seatbelts are difficult to wear is when you need a wee. i still keep it on but it is awful. i try to loosen it but it always seems to tighten within a minute or so. and for some reason i never seem to bother on coaches i know i should but it doesnt cross my mind when i get in
I always wear mine. The only driving I've done so far is with my instructor who would tell me to anyway, but whenever I'm a passenger I do too. I see the three seconds it takes to clip it in as a worthwhile investment! I'm not one to judge, but people not wearing them makes no sense to me at all and makes me quite angry actually.
I got in a car the other day, reached for the seat belt without even thinking like always, then realised I wanted to put a CD in, I stopped putting on the belt for a second while the car was being moved from the parking space, and even for those couple of seconds I felt very exposed and vulnerable. Couldn't imagine actually driving/being driven without one on.
Wouldnt drive without a seatbelt. Cant see the point.
Always wear one, definitely. Unless I'm putting the car in the garage ie. moving about 10 metres at about 3mph! Once I forgot to put it on as I was leaving town, think I was being hurried out of my parking space - but before I'd even got down the hill I'd realised and put it on. My bf was once in a pretty bad crash and got some nasty injuries DUE to his seatbelt. I think it broke his rib (didn't know him at the time) but although they can cause injuries I think it is worth realising that it would no doubt be a lot worse if you didn't have one on. And my bf still always wears his seatbelt, although sometimes grumbling about it, he knows it's safer in the long run.
Always on the road
Having been passenger in a head on - i thoroughly recommend a seat belt, its a life saver.