SEATBELTS

Do you wear your seatbelt in the BACK of a car?

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flamingo

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Do you wear your seatbelt when riding in the back of a car? If yes, how often? What country or state are you from? Just wanted to take a poll of this in 2020.
 

Chimpzy

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It's probably been a decade since I last rode in the back of a car, but yes, I would wear a seatbelt. Without fail. Partially for safety, partially because it's required by law in my country (Belgium). I also demand it of anyone in the car with me when I'm the one driving. I don't hit the gas before everyone has their seatbelt on. No excuses.
 

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Yes, always. My imagination is too keen for me not to, even if I don't have to wear one (Arizona is mandatory for front seat passengers but I don't know if it is for the rear). And like Chimpzy I also make all my passengers buckle up too irregardless of where they sit (I like to drive fast).
 
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Shadyside

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I sometimes don't wear a seatbelt if I have to drive just a couple of blocks.
 

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I'm too scared to not use a seatbelt personally.
Nothing annoys me more than irresponsible driving. Not wearing seatbelt, not stopping at lights or signs, fucking speeding. Its reckless endangerment of other people's lives because some yokel thinks its impressive to drive 80 in a 35 school zone.
 

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Yes I do. I also use the seat belt when riding in a bus(even though in order to get off in time I have to remove it before the bus driver has stopped properly, thereby largely defeating the purpose)
 

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Uh...yeah? As the old adage goes: "It's better to have and not need than need and not have". Wearing a seatbelt is at worst a beneath-notice nuisance, and at best a lifesaver. The cost-benefit analysis doesn't get much simpler than that.
 
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flamingo

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Well if they die there's no ticket or mechanic fees to pay.
No I believe there would still be a ticket and it would be yours. Depending on the country, once a person is over a certain age, they are responsible for themselves. Hence is why you would be paying that ticket.
 

Baffle

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Wearing a seatbelt is at worst a beneath-notice nuisance, and at best a lifesaver.
I literally don't even think about it -- it's just part of the 'getting in the car' routine, like opening the door -- but I'm sure it would feel really weird to not be wearing one while the vehicle was moving.
 
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flamingo

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I posted this question because there are a few people who still think that riding in the back is safer and that there is a difference between buckling up in the front vs the back. "There are no seatbelt reminders in the backseat so it's safe."
 

Baffle

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I posted this question because there are a few people who still believe that riding in the back is safer and that there is a difference between buckling up in the front vs the back. "There are no seatbelt reminders in the backseat so it's safe."
My understanding, based solely on British adverts, is that no only are you just as likely to die, you might also kill the people in the front seat who are wearing their belts.
 
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Trunkage

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Yes of course. Here in Missouri the driver assumes all responsibility of their passengers.
Where I live they reduce it to everyone without a license is my responsibility. Everyone with a license will get fined instead.

Yes I do. I also use the seat belt when riding in a bus(even though in order to get off in time I have to remove it before the bus driver has stopped properly, thereby largely defeating the purpose)
A lot of public transport where I live have no seat belts. Charter ones do because its mandatory for children to be belted.

It doesn't make a lot of sense