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Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Zero » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:36 pm

Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

In the UK it is a legal requirement to wear a seat belt in a car.
Anyone over the age of 14 is responsible for strapping themselves in with the safety belt.
It is the driver of the car who is responsible for anyone under 14 years old and they must see to it that the under 14's wear their seat belts.
There are all sorts of other requirements like children using the correct seat for their weight until they reach 135 centimetres tall or their 12th birthday, whichever is first.
There are a few exceptions to the law on seat belts ie when reversing you don not need to wear a seat belt and you don't need to on possible health grounds.

The fine for not wearing a seat belt in the UK is up to £500.00 but has a minimum penalty of £100.00 if you don't go to court.

There are thousands of people that choose not to wear their seat belts and many are caught and dealt with.
Do you wear yours? If you do then why do you and if you don't why don't you?
Discuss!

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Milkman » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:48 pm

I always use my seatbelt now but years ago that wasn't the case.
If I don't wear my seat belt I have an alarm what rings out and its pretty loud.
I do think that I feel safer too because I want to survive in case of any accident.
I am not being a softy, far from it, I just want to avoid injury caused by others.
I think it should have come down to personal choice for adults.
So, yes I wear my seatbelt at all time nowadays.

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Jed » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:14 pm

My seat belt goes on now all the time because I am a chicken :lol:
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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Top Cat » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:48 pm

I use my seat belt all the time because of that stupid pinging alarm in the car.
I have travelled without using the seat belt but that's very infrequent and the music would have to be loud to drown out the alarm :lol:

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Zero » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:47 pm

Jed wrote:My seat belt goes on now all the time because I am a chicken :lol:

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Milkman » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:53 pm

I always say it should be down to personal choose and you should not be forced to do anything you don't want.

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Rodders » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:24 pm

I use my seat belt all the time now.
Lets face it we were forced to wear the seat belts and it has now become a habit.
Sometimes wearing a seat belt can be a pain when you do loads of short journeys.

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Mike » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:36 pm

I use my seat belt all the time.
Sometimes when I forget to put it on the car sounds an alarm at 15mph or something like that.
I used to let my mate leave his off when he wanted to but the alarm goes off for him too.
How on earth does the car know he is there lol.
Keep the bastards honest.

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Rodders » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:53 pm

I tried not to wear my seat belt the other night whilst thinking about this forum thread.
The bloody alarm activated "beep, beep" but not to be deterred I turned the music up and the music drowned out the seat belt warning :lol:

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Re: Seat Belts - Do You Use Yours?

Post by Jed » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:56 pm

I also refuse to drive my car unless everyone has their seat belt on even if they are over 14 years of age ;)
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