Usta never care. Then hadda minor accident. Slid on Winter ice into
a tree at a mere 7-8 mph. I hadda belt on and wasn't even bruised,
but my mom had taken hers off, it being so close to home and she being
"uncomfortable". Well, she cracked her kneecap, costing my insurance
$100K, and I coulda spent up to 18 mos in prison!! --I'm dead
serious!-- fer reckless endangerment, even though I was unaware she
had removed her belt. Now, that car does not move one silly
millimeter unless EVERYONE is buckled up to near choke-to-death tight.
-- Definition of objectivism: "Eff you! I got mine."
true story; co-worker was driving up I-65 in Indiana after a snow,saw a
multi-car accident ahead,began slowing. He hit a patch of ice,spun 180,and
was heading towards the pileup backwards. He manages to get the
company car(stationwagon) stopped just before hitting the pile,turns back
forward,and another car smashes into his front end,he ends up hitting his
forehead on the windshield,hard enough to crack the windshield,giving him
headaches and a sore neck for awhile.
He wore his seatbelt after that,always.
that's when I began using it religiously,too.
I had a fellow dispatcher who adamantly refused to wear them. Claimed
he had been in a bad accident and didn't die because he was thrown
clear. He died a few yeas after reitiring. Cause?
Auto accident not wearing a belt.
I often wonder how many peopl'es last thought was "I wish I had
I was front passenger in a DeSoto(dates me,doesn't it?) that got broadsided
by a 57 Cadillac limo,on MY side of the car,and there were no belts at that
time. I saw the car coming,moved over a foot away from the door. the Caddy
(with it's bullet-nosed bumper_crunched the car so bad the back seat
buckled towards the roof and would have really hurt anyone back there. My
door was right next to me after the crash,despite my moving over.The car
was a total loss. I might have gotten hurt if I had been belted in. But
that previous incident didn't change my view after the co-worker hit his
I always use my seatbelt.
I bought a 1959 Volvo that had the 3-point. Got used to them and wore
belts ever since. Feel naked without them on. I was a county
Sheriff's office dispatcher for 15 years. Almost always a fatality
was a "belts not worn" case.
I just don't want the doors locked. I can think of as many bad things
it can cause as I can things it fixes.
If something happened where someone had to pull me out of the car, I
certainly would not want them locked.
If I think the doors should be locked I will lock them.
If we are going to be in a rental for our typical 2-3 weeks I go
through the whole setup option array and make the car the way I like
it. (turn off the horn beeping stuff, make the door clicker single
press, turn off as many alarms as I can, turn off the entry light
option and the delayed off headlights etc)
On Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:24:32 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't like the auto-locking. My '97 Lumina locks all doors as soon
as you start it. The after-market alarm can be programmed otherwise,
but my wife drives it mostly, so my son set it up that way, and I
I don't like the "trapped" feel, but at least there's still a
mechanical unlock lever. The power windows bother me more when I
think about being underwater in the crate.
That was my uncle's reason for not wearing seatbelts. When they first
got common I took him fishing in my '64 bug. My best friend had
recently been killed when he flipped his '53 Pontiac on the DC
beltway. Tossed out and the car rolled on him and cut off his legs.
Three other guys in the car were only bruised.
So I started using the belt. Felt better anyway after I got used to
So I get into the bug with my uncle and fasten my belt.
He actually got all apoplectic that I was so dumb.
Said "What if you go in the river?!?!!!
I either ignored him or told him to shut up, can't remember.
One of cable shows did a piece a few years ago on how Floridians
should attach a center punch to a string on the dash in case they end
up in a canal. I vacation in canal land every year, and have thought
about doing that. Never got around to it.
On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:36:00 -0400, " email@example.com"
Mere water, even river water, won't short the system like a copper
wire would . Salt water would work faster, but I don't know how
I've seen pictures of cars under water with their headlights still on
, and seen a standard non-waterproof flashlight with C batteries under
water. But he used it only a short time and then took it out of the
On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:37:46 -0400, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
The trick to turn off the auto lock on Fords without the smart dash
Insert your key into the ignition. Turn the key to "On."
Press the "Unlock" button on the door panel three times. Turn the key
to the "Off" position.
Press the "Unlock" button three times again.
Turn the key to the "On" position. Press the "Unlock" button one time.
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