Re: S60 belt reminder light
"Michael Pardee" <email@example.com> wrote:
>"Randy G." <frcn@DESPAMMOcncnet.com> wrote in message
>> I was a firefighter and part of our area of responsibility was a busy,
>> two-lane mountain highway, with no divider, and a 55mph speed limit.
>> Without going into detail, if people could see what I have seen,
>> seatblet warning lights would not be necessary.
>I'm with you. I have two brothers who were involved in separate rollover
>accidents. Neither was hurt because they were strapped in, although Pat was
>injured when he unfastened the harness and fell on his head. He should have
>waited for help.
>In contrast, my wife's coworker slid her Mercedes convertible off an icy
>highway a couple years ago and wasn't restrained. She was thinking as the
>car rolled on its side "God, don't let me have a spinal cord injury!" Her
>butt bent the door when she hit, fracturing two vertebrae and causing her to
>be airlifted out. The car was otherwise undamaged - if she had been belted
>in she could have had a wrecker pull it onto the road and driven home. I
>don't know if the buzzers and warning lights work in my vehicles - I never
>give them a chance to warn me.
There's a fellow up here who tells me, "I don't want to be belted in a
car and not able to escape after an accident." I tried to educate him
that, in the case of an accident, and he not wearing his belt, that he
will most likely be knocked unconcious and not able to escape anyway.
I should have just walked away, but you gotta try. The way I like to
drive, a 5 point looks pretty cool!
How can anyone watch a nascar race and watch drivers alk away from
horrendous crashes, and then not wear their seat belts? Oh, well...
The only problem is that I am the sort of person who ALWAYS stops for
an accident if the pros haven't shown up yet, and so I get to deal
with that sort of thing first-hand. When you walk up to a car and
there's an embossed face print sticking out of the windshield and the
steering wheel is half folded over, you know it's going to be a long
day for someone.
As a Marine friend once told me, "Hell ain't half full yet."
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"