Do you wear a seat belt? - page 7

I know we sometimes feel like we need one at work, but I am talking about when you are in your (or someone else's) car? I was astounded years ago when I worked Trauma to discover that the Director... Read More

  1. by   fedupnurse
    TV and politically correct. I am about as politically uncorrect as you can get without being crude (well, most of the time anyway). My passion for seat belt use is from working Trauma ICU for the first few years of my nursing career. Seeing people mourn over their permanently altered relatives who in many cases weren't lucky enough to die. As posted above, it isn't a personal attack on you Rustyhammer, the reason I posted this thread was from my disbelief at my own sister who doesn't put her 5 year old in a booster seat. She has 2 sisters who are nurses, both have trauma experience, and she still thinks it won't happen to her. I hope she is right. In the event she is wrong, she won't get too much sympathy from me. I know that sounds cruel but I have given her the facts and even bought a booster seat which she has chosen not to use. When she got her new car I said I will badger you for the last time "you are putting your kids lives at risk by not having them properly restrained. I don't want to hear that you didn't know if something horrible happens." I hope nothing happens to your kids. I have seen what people have to live with when something does and it isn't pretty.
    I also happen to think that people who drink and drive and kill someone should be charged with murder. That's not from ads on TV. That's from losing 3 close friends two and a half years apart. One was struck and killed while jogging and the other 2 were stupid enough to be drinking and driving.
    When you see the aftermath, it gives you a whole new perspective!
    Last edit by fedupnurse on Jun 1, '02
  2. by   nell
    All I can say is:

  3. by   sandstormsdust
    No car moves - when I am in it until the seatbelts are all done up - regardless of who is driving... me or someone else.... when I am in the car... belts on for everybody...

    I've gone so far as to walk home... when people object to my personal rule... since I've seen some pretty messed up people from being hit from a projectile body or object when buckled... it isn't worth my life, others life... and my future....
  4. by   KaraLea
    Yes, allways. Last year on mother's day I hit a deer at 6:00am on my way to work. I was driving a Chevy Metro and the car ended up totaled but thanks to my airbags and seatbelt, I only got a few bruises and scrapes. Driving the roads I do to get to work and back, I make sure I have my seatbelt on.