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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-13-2005, 10:15 AM
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in my v12 i leave the headrests up. when my wife "steals" my car she usually puts down not only the powered rear 'rests' , but also the suncreen so she can 'see' better. but that's ok, she's a little thing and i like 'em little... [8D]

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I think that most Americans believe headrests are for comfort, not safety, "head rest." They do not know it prevents whiplash and neither do the dealers. It sounds similar to the deception of American politics. A society that does not care to be informed!
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I think that most Americans believe headrests are for comfort, not safety, "head rest." They do not know it prevents whiplash and neither do the dealers. It sounds similar to the deception of American politics. A society that does not care to be informed!
I think your wrong. I have not seen a Mercedes with out a headrest. All the owners in our Mercedes club have headrests. We even had a discussion on the best position to place the headrest for rear end accidents.

Just because you see one fool on TV do it, does not mean that the rest of us do it. If you believe that fool represents us, then you believe that the news is always true.

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I think that most Americans believe headrests are for comfort, not safety, "head rest." They do not know it prevents whiplash and neither do the dealers. It sounds similar to the deception of American politics. A society that does not care to be informed!
Well that’s a fundamentally moronic fallacy.
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I polled 5 people at work today, and not one knew the purpose of a headrest. I work at hospital and one of the persons polled was a physician.
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its a hollywood thing... they remove them for filming... but those of you from over the pond wouldnt know this because you have no idea how america works and how many films you will see with no headrests or rear view mirrors... i bet when you see the star of a movie on a motorcycle head on you think they are actually riding it... nope, chances are they are being pulled by a trailor. only the english and canadians would be silly enough to actually think that is some kind of popular american "thing".
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dukeduke... please tell me where abouts you live because if i am in that area and get hurt i dont want to go to that hospital.
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its a hollywood thing... they remove them for filming... but those of you from over the pond wouldnt know this because you have no idea how america works and how many films you will see with no headrests or rear view mirrors... i bet when you see the star of a movie on a motorcycle head on you think they are actually riding it... nope, chances are they are being pulled by a trailor. only the english and canadians would be silly enough to actually think that is some kind of popular american "thing".
Perhaps you should read my previous post again.
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it is no fad. i don't know anyone who has removed their headrests. and the safety belts, well i always wear mine and make sure whoever is in the car also wears theirs even though i have like eight airbags. and the american politics thing, we all do want to be informed of what is going on in our nation, it's just that the media is basically owned and run by the government so whatever they say is in the best interest of the government and not us. sure they'll try to say some stuff every once and a while to keep us thinking it's a safe place but they never explain the big picture or anything really important
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I work at a tertiary hospital which is one of the top 10 hospitals in the country. Do not be judgemental or stupid. I am talking about people who do not remove the headrest, and may adjust for comfort, but do not know exaclty what they are for. I definetly hope you work for a company that does not deal with public safety or....take your own poll before your ignorance kicks in! The majority of people think headrest are for comfort.
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