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Seatbelts people! Seatbelts!

By: KHbiker
6/20/2019 7:55 AM

About that horrible crash up in Grandy. Four Walmart employees in one car, three dead and one injured. According to the article I read yesterday NONE of them were wearing seatbelts. This is 2019, right? I just don't understand anyone who doesn't use them in this day and age.

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By: hatterasnc
6/21/2019 2:22 PM

Not to be argumentative or insensitive, but when a driver falls asleep at the wheel and head-ons an oncoming vehicle, perhaps the cause is more aptly applied to sleeping night shift folks heading back to Hertferd after night shift and may or not be directly related to seat belt wearing.

Glad the other innocent folks in the oncoming vehicle survived. No bargain to them, for sure.

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By: KHbiker
6/22/2019 7:27 AM

I'm not quite sure what you're saying. Are you saying they were so tired they forgot to fasten their seatbelts?

When I get in a car the SB gets fastened. Tired or not, it is a habit. We don't know much about that crash but seatbelts (along with airbags) may have saved some lives here.

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By: Mikec
6/22/2019 9:42 PM

I was going to post about seatbelts after a coworker’s son rolled his car due to hydroplaning. The airbags didn’t go off but the seatbelt kept the kid alive.

As noted, no excuse for not putting the seatbelt on.

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By: obxsalvo
6/23/2019 9:39 AM

Not to be argumentative or insensitive, but when a driver falls asleep at the wheel and head-ons an oncoming vehicle, perhaps the cause is more aptly applied to sleeping night shift folks heading back to Hertferd after night shift and may or not be directly related to seat belt wearing.

Glad the other innocent folks in the oncoming vehicle survived. No bargain to them, for sure.

hatterasnc

"Glad the other innocent folks in the oncoming vehicle survived. No bargain to them, for sure." They had their seat belts on.

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By: obxsalvo
6/23/2019 9:43 AM

The other day I saw a lot of Pickup trucks drive by my house in Salvo with kids in the back sitting on the rails.... They were in their teens.

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