Posted on 2018-11-14
In a nutshell, yes. Well, everybody else abroad is doing it so why shouldn’t you? Now, I must say up front that I sometimes wear seatbelts, ayt? The reason is because I stopped driving fast and because of a personal friend
Yes, I admit that when I first started in 2010, I drove like Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari F1 car but now, I’ve learned to follow the rules and drive safely.
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But seatbelts, I understand, save lives. It’s a proven technology that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Approximately 16,000 people are saved by seatbelts from crashes in the U.S. alone and imagine what would happen if Filipino’s started driving with their seatbelts on?
If you don’t drive with your seatbelts on, please, for the love of God, don’t drive like there’s no tomorrow and you’re hell bent for the horizon like a moron. You’ll get there eventually.
I’m now currently practicing driving with my seatbelt on; it’s like a condom. I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Half the time, I drive with it and half the time I don’t.
And I understand the ladies (especially the ones who are blessed with being busty) who hate them because it catches on their bra. Very well, but at least you’ll stay in your seat when some moron in a truck loses their brakes and careens into your lane and crashes into you.
I personally know someone who’s not with us now because she didn’t wear her seatbelt and a truck (Canter) hit her car (Picanto) head-on at about 50 to 60 kilometers per hour. The truck had no brakes is their typical excuse. Traffic authorities and EMS told me that had she worn her seatbelt that day, she’d still be with us. I miss her.
She’s one reason why I’m starting to wear seatbelts when I drive. You never know when you’ll buy the farm or live to tell the tale.
Speaking of not being with us, goodbye Stan Lee.
Reference: The Importance of Wearing a Seat Belt