Re: To our UK, Lebanese, & Egyptian brothers
- From: Mangus Pyke <manguspyke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:54:11 -0400
On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 05:54:23 GMT, Walter wrote:
>It's because seat belts or harnesses aren't or weren't designed to
>protect people from explosions. Seat belts were designed to protect
>people from head injuries in crashes. NASCAR is supposedly "safe" with
>all the harnesses and HELMETS that the drivers are required to wear.
No, but it's still just as absurd as an anology.
Perhaps seat belts weren't designed to protect the average motorist at
200mph as they head into turn two, but that's why I'm glad there are
speed laws to accompany seat belt laws.
>Dale Earnhardt hit a retaining wall and it didn't look like he hit it
>that hard to me. He had his helmet and all the harnesses on ... yet
He hit it hard enough to die, didn't he?
>The point isn't that seat belts don't work ... it's that even if you
>wear one, you can still die. Every cop in the world will tell you that
>they "never had to unbuckle a dead body", but someone somewhere has.
Granted, people in seat belts die. I don't think anyone here has made
the claim that nobody in seatbelts could possibly be killed in an
accident. Nor has the government. There is plenty of sound
statistical data to support the fact that you're a hell of a lot less
likely to die if you ARE wearing it, and you're certainly more likely
to remain in or regain control of the vehicle if you're wearing it.
For every person that has died in a seatbelt, there are multitudes
that have died 60' from the crash in the bushes.
"Learning is a behavior that results from consequences."
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