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I'm in the habit of wearing it, mostly. As a passenger I'm a bit more laissez faire, opting instead sometimes to use it during auto-erotic asphyxiation.








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I never used to bother until one day i road tested an S600 W140 that the guys had just done a full service on. On the outward part of the test all was fine but on the way back the servo unit failed and I was travelling a 120 kmh

I had to use both feet on the brake pedal and push for all my worth but, alas it was not enough and i ploughed into the back of a Ford Mondao. The air bag deployed and that was the only thing that seemed to work ok. I still hit the windscreen and sprained an ankle.

Now i always use a seat belt, once bitten twice shy as they say

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Never have. For work I drive a 1 ton cargo van. My laptop is mounted in the center on a swivel stand and my black berry is on my hip. When wearing a seatbelt I can not get to my phone without hanging up on whoever is calling. I have a blue tooth headset but the van is so loud no one can hear me when I am driving. I sound proofed the interior the best I could with insulation and sound board. It helped a little but not enough. I am on the phone about 3-4 hours a day ( All company #'s are cell phones so we don't need an office) The end result is I don't wear a seat belt. I am a very defensive driver though,( goes back to my drinking while driving days) usually leave 3-4 car lengths in between and anticipate idiots running yellow lights.

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My car/truck doesn't move unless everyone belts up. Most truckers will tell you it's better to be thrown from the truck in the event of a crash but I don't buy it.

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I never used to bother until one day i road tested an S600 W140 that the guys had just done a full service on. On the outward part of the test all was fine but on the way back the servo unit failed and I was travelling a 120 kmh

I had to use both feet on the brake pedal and push for all my worth but, alas it was not enough and i ploughed into the back of a Ford Mondao. The air bag deployed and that was the only thing that seemed to work ok. I still hit the windscreen and sprained an ankle.

Now i always use a seat belt, once bitten twice shy as they say
Just a servo failure? Either you have incredibly weak legs or it was your driving that caused the accident. You should be able to get the ABS working overtime with just your right foot, servo or not. Are you sure no one had put sugar in your brake fluid?

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I would literally be dead twice, like real dead, not fake shit, were it not for those snug little buggers.
i'd be dead if i wore mine in my 'fender bender'. but i do wear them most of the time as it's the law here now. i hate them though.



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I wear them because it keeps my hard on in check. Hell I got a multi-point harness in my other car.
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