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Old 08-02-2020, 12:08 PM
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When you drive do you wait until all your passengers are buckled before moving the vehicle?

A friend was shocked that I kindly made my preference known. I even said "It's a matter of respect, and is the law."


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Old 08-02-2020, 12:19 PM
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I wait until all passengers are buckled.
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:24 PM
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My BIL died because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. I always wait.
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:37 PM
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Buckled before we move! Except when DD is being a pain in the butt. I start backing out the driveway and she panics and gets it on
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:42 PM
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Yes. Always.


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Old 08-02-2020, 12:52 PM
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I wait. My parents always waited for everyone to buckle up even before it was a law to have everyone wear a seatbelt. Itís a habit for me to wait.
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:55 PM
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Yes, although just about everyone I've ever driven with puts one on as matter of course.

The only time I don't is when I am driving a friend who is extremely overweight and can't get the seat belt over her. I'd never want to shame her, and it's something she can't control. (She has a special seat belt extender in her own car.) I don't drive her much, though. Usually we meet somewhere and she drives herself.
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:59 PM
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When seat belts first became law and we carpooled my parents wouldn't start the car until everyone was buckled in. I picked up that habit from my mom. To be fair, it's almost never an issue, nowadays most people get in and buckle up out of habit.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:09 PM
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I start to drive, but go slowly until the passenger is buckled in which is about when I just get out of the driveway. I never drive with children, though.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:26 PM
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I wait until everyone is buckled up before I put the car in drive.


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Old 08-02-2020, 01:28 PM
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Yes. Sometimes I need to pick up my BIL and I usually have to help him get the seatbelt on, but I wonít move until itís done. My car. My rules.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:03 PM
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Yes, I always wait until everyone is buckled in. It's a matter of safety, the law, and the fact that insurance may not cover possible injuries if the person wasn't properly and safely restrained.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:11 PM
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I never drive until everyone is buckled up. My nieces, who are in their mid thirties, always tease me about that now. I was never mean about it but when they were young and in the car with me they knew we were going nowhere until they were buckled up. And, I was not too firm about much.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:11 PM
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Always. It's the law, it's lifesaving, and it only takes a moment. To me, it's an act of love.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:13 PM
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No seat belt law here. You can wear one if you want. Most people I know wear one. If you're in my car and the seatbelts aren't buckled the car will ding incessantly and get louder and louder until they are buckled.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:38 PM
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I wait until people are buckled up. But I rarely use the car, and it's even more rare that someone who doesn't sleep with me or didn't come out of me is in the car (unless it's a friend of someone who came out of me ).
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:02 PM
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Everyone has to be buckled before I move the vehicle.

Many years ago a friendís boyfriend was riding with me, and he refused to buckle up. He said that he didnít ever wear a seat belt, and he wasnít starting for me. I left him standing in front of their apartment and drove away.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:06 PM
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When you drive do you wait until all your passengers are buckled before moving the vehicle?
Yes. I also like it when other drivers wait for me to buckle up when I am their passenger.

Deb, I had no idea there was still a state that didnít mandate wearing seat belts.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:14 PM
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Yes, I always wait until everyone is buckled. Itís just a habit and I donít think Iíve ever had an issue with anyone not wearing their seat belt.

Funny story- when my oldest ds was about 3 years old I accidentally forgot to buckle his car seat when we were leaving a restaurant. My husband put the car in reverse and my son immediately yelled ďStop the car, Iím going to die!Ē. It was funny, but of course we praised him for alerting us right away.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:28 PM
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Yes, I do, though I think it’s habit for everyone to just wear it. I remember my dad bought a Volvo in the 80s because it was, at the time, the only vehicle he could purchase that had full across the chest seat belts in the back seats, rather than just lap belts. He felt that if a full belt was safer in the front, it needed to be in the rear too.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:25 PM
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Sometimes I wonder when these conversations come up. I don't think I have ever been in a car with someone not wearing a seltbelt. Everyone I know does so automatically. Do people really refuse to wear them?
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:08 PM
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I always wait!

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Old 08-02-2020, 05:35 PM
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Yes, always!
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:40 PM
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I worked in an emergency room.
I dont move until you buckle up.
I've had a few people get fussy, but it isn't an option, it's a requirement.

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Old 08-02-2020, 06:15 PM
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Do people really refuse to wear them?
No one that I ride with. The only reason it matters that I choose to wait is that I’ve noticed that sometimes my passenger is in the middle of telling me something and he or she honestly forgets to buckle up. Or sometimes she needs a moment to finish getting settled in. I think it’s courteous to wait.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:45 PM
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My situation made me sad because I had to ask for my friend to not start moving until i was buckled in. I know when I am driving I wait, listen for number of clicks. My friend got angry and slammed on the brakes to accommodate my request. Heart crushing.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:58 PM
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My friend got angry and slammed on the brakes to accommodate my request.

Not cool.

Seat belt laws have been thing for a long time...my grandparents were crabby about it, but no one younger than them.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:43 PM
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Sometimes when I’m sitting in someone’s back seat, especially in the middle, it can be hard to find the seatbelt. This happens mainly at night. I rarely lose my patience but it irritates me when I’ve told the driver that I can’t find the seatbelt (sometimes they hide an unused one to get it out of the way) and they still begin to drive off. Some seatbelts are harder than others to click, also.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:04 AM
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I dont move the car till everyone has a seat belt on and no one unbundled till the engine is off. Its just a safety thing for me.
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Old 08-03-2020, 03:37 AM
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Your ďfriendĒ actually slammed on the brakes to accommodate your request. Not cool at all. Iíd be mad! Sorry this happened to you.
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