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Yes, I use them every time I drive! 292 89.57%
I use them occasionally, but not always. 25 7.67%
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:54 PM   #1
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Do you use seat belts?

Just curious as to how many RV'ers use seat belts.
We are big believers in seat belts and have been using them for many years, way before they were required by law!

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Old 08-09-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
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It's the law. Yes, I use them.

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Old 08-09-2019, 05:23 PM   #3
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:24 PM   #4
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I served in a volunteer rescue and first responder squad for over 30 years.
Yes, I wear seat belts.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:25 PM   #5
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:31 PM   #6
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:47 PM   #7
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Of course not! In the event of a collision i have to jump up and catch everything including our dog before going through the windshield.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:10 PM   #8
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Of course not! In the event of a collision i have to jump up and catch everything including our dog before going through the windshield.

Always, when I took delivery of our Class A I thought the seat belts looked inadaquate tor the size of the windshields.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:46 PM   #9
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I even have seat belts in my 1932 and my 1962 Falcon.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:49 PM   #10
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ABSOLUTELY - I never fly or drive without securing myself
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:49 PM   #11
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I purchased a pair of seatbelts from the J. C. Whitney catalog and installed them in my car in 1962 when I was in high school. The automakers were still spending millions trying to avoid having to make them standard equipment.
Federal law requires any CDL holder to be restrained by the seat belt/shoulder harness while operating a CMV on a public road. NTSB accident investigation reports are full of accidents caused by or exacerbated by CMV drivers who lost control of their vehicles during emergency avoidance maneuvers or emergency braking maneuvers.
When the driver swerves to avoid something or runs the tires off the pavement and tries to return to the pavement at too high a speed or hits a median, curb or dislodged manhole cover or is T-boned he/she often falls off the seat. The only control they can reach as they fall is the steering wheel they are holding while trying to keep from falling into the stepwell.
I know of a (former) bus driver who didn't wear a seatbelt. When she hit a curb she held on to the wheel as she was falling out of the seat which pulled the bus off the road where she collided with a building.
Please do us all a favor, not just you and your passengers, by always wearing your seatbelt/shoulder harness while driving your RV so you can control it to a safe stop when the unexpected happens.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:59 PM   #12
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Yes every time I drive A company car if you get pulled over and you get a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt you are terminated immediately
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:02 PM   #13
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In our pickup, putting on the seat belt is part of the process, like shutting the door and turning the key, then the belt gets hooked up before shifting into "D".
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:06 PM   #14
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Front seats 100% of the time! Kids, 100% of the time. Adults in the rear, depends on situation. Easy interstate out west with less congestion and my wife or I will sometimes walk around a bit, use the kitchen, just stand awhile.

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