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Your Questions About For Those Drivers Who Were Not Wearing Safety Belts At The Time Of Their Deaths

May 11, 2013
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Paul asks…

my son is not even 3 months yet and weighs 20 pounds?

and hes about to outgrow his infant carseat! what carseat do I buy next? a toddler one? and do I still face it to the back? Thanks
he was born at almost 11 pounds. hes not really fat, he just looks like a 9 month old lol–
and he’s 27 inches. I just want to know about the carseat situation not opinions on his size…

admin answers:

Anybody giving you ‘x’ and ‘y’ answers is wrong – the criteria varies by province or state, so what’s legal in ontario (weight only) is not legal in BC (weight and age) or québec (height only).

In canada, car seat laws vary by province.

In ontario, the ONLY applicable criteria is weight – at 20lbs, the child can legally face forward (although under one year, it’s a bit insane because their head is still too big for their neck muscles and can cause serious injury or death from what would be a minor whiplash injury in an older child).

Here’s the chart: http://canadianparents.com/uploads/editor/BoosterSeatLegislationChart.pdf

if you’re american, this is for you: http://www.elitecarseats.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=car_seat_laws

even recommending a specific car seat isn’t any good – i went through so many before i had to accept that there aren’t many that properly fit a 97sunfire because it’s a stupid PoS car. This site will help with that: http://www.carseatdata.org/

i *totally* second the adjustable car seat – the one i ended up with was an alpha omega elite, good from 5lbs to 80lbs. She was forward facing at 8mo because we were stopped at a RIDE check and the officer saw the car seat. One side was resting on the driver’s seat, the other was flapping around in the air and i had to sit back there to stop it falling over on the turns. Nothing we did made that seat sit securely because the back bench was “bucket” style, with a hump in the middle and the seatbelts didn’t lock properly. As an older car, it had no LATCH system but even retrofitting didn’t help a whole lot.

The officer said at 8mo and 24lbs, she was legal to face forward and properly fitted behind the driver facing forward (couldn’t wedge it behind the seat facing rear) was way safer than improperly facing rear.

Mom2max: i beg to differ. According to CyberDriveIllinois (here: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/programs/kiss.html ), the only criteria is they have to be in some kind of car seat under the age of 8:

Children under the age of 8 must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system, more commonly called a safety seat. Child safety seats include infant seats, convertible seats (rear-facing for infants and forward-facing for toddlers) and booster seats that are used with the vehicle lap shoulder belt system. The parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of eight years is responsible for providing a child safety seat to anyone who transports his or her child.
Children weighing more than 40 pounds may be transported in the back seat of a motor vehicle while wearing only a lap belt if the back seat is not equipped with a lap and shoulder belt system.

Children ages 8 years of age or older but under the age of 16 must be secured in a properly adjusted safety belt in any position in the vehicle.

Persons in violation of this law will be subject to a $50 fine for a first offense. This fine will be waived upon proof of possession of an approved safety seat. Subsequent violations are punishable with a $100 fine.

George asks…

Heeelppp, i am taking this test and i need to pass it?

If you have any questions on the use of over the counter medication, you should consult your physician and/or pharmacist.
a) true
b) false

Marijuana and hashish come from the hemp plant.
a) true
b) false

You should get into your motor vehicle and drive while angry.
a) true
b) false

If the stomach is empty, absorption will be more rapid and the effects of alcohol would be more severe than if the stomach were full.
a) true
b) false

Alcohol does not affect the driver’s judgement.
a) true
b) false

Alcohol related crashes cost society approximately_______ billion dollars annually.
a) 86
b) 96
c) 106
d) 116

When you consume alcoholic beverages, impairment of your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle begins at the first sip of the alcoholic beverages.
a) true
b) false

Combining tobacco products with alcohol increases your risk of cancer of the esophagus between_______.
a) 5% and 10%
b) 10% and 20%
c) 20% and 40%
d) 30% and 65%

High doses of stimulants can influence driving capabilities by inducing dizziness, panic reactions and hallucinations.
a) true
b) false

If you are convicted of a DUI you could lose your life savings paying fines or restitution to the people that you have injured or killed.
a) true
b) false

Messages in you brain are transmitted by_______.
a) electrons
b) protons
c) photons
d) neurons.

For children ages four and five a ______ may be used.
a) separate carrier
b) integrated child seat
c) seat belt
d) all of the above

Tobacco products cause various forms of cancer.
a) true
b) false

On the crossbuck or gate at the railroad crossing there is a sign telling you how many tracks are at that crossing.
a) true
b) false

When dopamine levels are_______this reward pathway reinforces the use of the drug.
a) decreased
b) the same
c) elevated.

Since driving depends on the driver’s perception, sight, hearing and vision dramatically reducing these capabilities is not a sound driving decision.
a) true
b) false

In Florida, immersion in water or fire as a result of a collision happens in less than _______of all collisions annually.
a) 4%
b) 3%
c) 2%
d) 1%

The operator of a motor vehicle should have an attitude suited for operation of a motor vehicle
a) true
b) false

Approximately____% of all alcohol consumed is metabolized by the liver.
a) 60
b) 70
c) 80
d) 90

If it is not possible to sit in the rear seats, small adults should sit as far back from the air bag as possible.
a) true
b) false

If you consume large quantities of alcohol and other drugs quickly, your ____ will disappear.
a) judgement
b) awareness
c) decision making
d) all of the above.

The most dangerous aspect of synergism is the______affect.
a) deletion
b) additive
c) subtraction

For those drivers who were not wearing safety belts at the time of their deaths, safety belts could have prevented death in about ______ of these unbelted situations.
a) one-quarter
b) one-half
c) all
d) none of the above

99.1% of all collisions are due to operator error.
a) true
b) false

Dopamine stimulates the_______.
a) pleasure center
b) modulates mood
c) affects the intellectual process
d) all of the above.

Driving after drinking_______the probability of greater injury than would happen if you were sober.
a) decrease
b) has no effect on
c) increases
d) has the same risk on

Driving requires a high degree of_______in the driving environment.
a) distraction
b) carelessness
c) awareness

For a fourth or subsequent conviction of a DUI your are guilty of a 3rd degree felony.
a) true
b) false

In the pressure filled driving environment, handicapping yourself by drinking and driving is not the best of all choices.
a) true
b) false

If you consume large quantities of alcohol and other drugs quickly, your judgement, awareness and decision making will disappear.
a) true
b) false

As the amount of alcohol and other drugs you consume increases your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle _______.
a) increases
b) stays the same
c) decreases

If the driver drinks a carbonated alcohol beverage, the effects will be faster, as the alcohol is absorbed sooner and on the way to the brain.
a) true
b) false

Approximately 40% of fatal highway crashes are alcohol-related.
a) true
b) false

Alcohol affects the reaction time of drivers by slowing the reaction time down.
a) true
b) false

As you use alcohol, a person will feel an_______in confidence by experience a decrease in coordination.
a) decrease
b) increase
c) no effect

Alcohol is use as a form of self-medication to “manage” _______.
a) depression
b) loneliness
c) both
d) neither

The release of kinetic energy in a collision is what causes the car to be damaged or destroye

admin answers:

You should do your own work. You will learn better and test better that way./

Laura asks…

I really need to pass my Drug and Alcohol test PLEASE HELP!!!!!?

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
When you are nervous, angry or upset, one of the ways to release the pressure is by
a exercise or physical activity
b keeping everything inside
c raising your blood pressure
Substances become a form of “self-soothing” when one feels stressed, down or anxious or feels the need for a reward
a true
b false
With emotional distress risen to the point of violence, your mind is not capable of rational function.
a true
b false
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for all persons age 6 to 33.
a true
b false
Extremely high doses of alcohol can kill.
a true
b false
To prevent fatigue from affecting your driving, you should bring a
a) map
b) hotel reservations
c) a passenger to help drive.
Drivers must under stand that traffic laws ? them and should be supported and followed.
d) none of the above.
a) have no effect on
b) are detrimental to
c) benefit
Marijuana impairs skills, performance and perceptual processes, including vision, attention, and tracking behavior all-important components of driving.
a) true
b) false
Absorption of alcohol by your body begins at the what of drinking
a) end
b) start
c) alcohol is not absorbed.
Too much stress in our life can seriously affect your physical and mental well being.
a) true
b) false
With severe emotional pain, the driver could turn to substance_______ to hide emotional pain.
a) use
b) abuse
c) neither
d) both
The conscientious driver is often times the_______driver.
a) offensive
b) angry
c) racing
d) defensive
You are at higher risk for having a collision when you drive long distance without a rest break.
a) true
b) false
A prominent psychological aspects of the abuser/dependent individual is the inability to express or manage feelings.
a) true
b) false
Many people with addictions feel that the use of alcohol or other substances give them a sense of control when their lives feel most out of control.
a) true
b) false
Substance use is a negative coping mechanism to avoid________.
a) fear
b) sadness
c) other negative emotions
d) all the above
The crime of DUI is 100% preventable.
a) true
b) false
As alcohol use increases, the effect on your vision increases.
a) true
b) false
Federal law prohibits dealers, repair shops or anyone else from disabling an air bag.
a) true
b) false
After consuming marijuana driver mistakenly believe their driving performance is improved.
a) true
b) false
Reaction time is_____with each drink; time that makes the difference between a crash and avoiding a crash.
a) decreased
b) increased
c) stays the same
The release of kinetic energy in a collision is what causes the car to be damaged or destroyed and the occupants injured or killed.
a) true
b) false
The crack high produces a false sense of power or confidence, reducing defensive driving instincts.
a) true
b) false
On the crossbuck or gate at the railroad crossing there is a sign telling you how many tracks are at that crossing.
a) true
b) false
When alcohol is consumed, the heart function is increased and the ability of the heart to contract and move blood is increased.
a) true
b) false
The frontal lobe of the brain is the first part of the brain that is affected by alcohol.
a) true
b) false
The liver’s function is to______ all-toxic substances from the body.
a) adversely
b) remove
c) keep the same
Cocaine affects the driver’s_______.
a) view of reality
b) reaction time
c) heightens impulsive behavior
d) all of the above.
If you take aspirin while you are drinking alcohol you may feel_______.
a) very sleepy
b) clumsy
c) confused
d) all of the above.
_______ is a type of drug that temporarily stimulates some vital process or organ in the body.

a) stimulant
b) depressant
c) narcotic
d) hallucinogen.
Stressful conditions involving your business and personal life will not affect driving.
a) true
b) false
For those drivers who were not wearing safety belts at the time of their deaths, safety belts could have prevented death in about ______ of these unbelted situations.

a) one-quarter
b) one-half
c) all
d) none of the above
.For a ______ conviction of a DUI you could be imprisoned for not more than twelve months.
a) first
b) second
c) third
For a _______ or subsequent conviction of a DUI you are guilty of a 3rd degree felony.
a) first
b) second
c) third
d) fourth

In a vehicle equipped with dual air bags, the safest place for infants, children and small adults is in the_____ seats

a) front
b) rear
c) both
d) neither
You should consult your vehicle owner’s manual to find out if you need a locking clip or other safety equipment to properly install the child safety seat.
a true
b false
Once the sensation of alcohol is at maximum, the user/abuser will look for another source.
a true
b false
As alcohol use increases, the effect of alcohol increases and your ability to successfully operate a motor vehicle decrease.
a true
b false
CAN YOU TELL ME THE ANSWERS?

admin answers:

Answers are already there..! Just pick the wrong ones out and forget them…. How does all these test have the answers right there..

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Your Questions About For Those Drivers Who Were Not Wearing Safety Belts At The Time Of Their Deaths

May 10, 2013
By

Ken asks…

Am I going to die if I drive without PUTTING-ON my SAFETY-BELT? How FAST the car TO KILL the driver…?

I have no driving-license or car, that’s why I’m kinda confused here… is it lethal to drive like that? How about riding a motorcycle without helmet to wear?

Why should I do that?

PS: Please don’t make joke of my questions…. I’m deathly serious and it’s matter of life or death here!!!

admin answers:

Seat belts save lives, and motorcycles are unsafe at any speed. In the ER we call motorcycle drivers “organ donors.”

Carol asks…

URRGENT PLEASE HELP ME AND ILL HELP YOU I HAVE TO PASS MY LICENSE?

Alcohol is implicated in a very large number of collisions because alcohol leads to slowed reflexes, problems with vision and a loss of self-control.
a) true
b) false

After consuming marijuana driver mistakenly believe their driving performance is improved.
a) true
b) false

The crime of DUI is 100% preventable.
a) true
b) false

Narcotics relieve pain, induce sleep and elevate mood.
a) true
b) false

For those drivers who were not wearing safety belts at the time of their deaths, safety belts could have prevented death in about ______ of these unbelted situations.
a) one-quarter
b) one-half
c) all
d) none of the above

Numbing feelings with addictive substances becomes a vicious cycle as the addiction itself often manifests further negative emotions.
a) true
b) false

Hallucinogens are extremely dangerous because of their unpredictable results.
a) true
b) false

A fatal motor vehicle crash happens in the United States every 13 minutes.
a) true
b) false

Crack use can produce severe impairment, has a high potential for dependence, possible brain damage and other medical problems.
a) true
b) false

Cocaine affects the driver by______.
a) heighten aggression
b) creating hostile behavior
c) distorting the drivers decision making process
d) all of the above

The only safe amount of alcohol to consume and drive is_______.
a) three drinks
b) two drinks
c) one drink
d) none

The lungs, kidneys and perspiration account for about____% of the elimination of alcohol.
a) 40
b) 30
c) 20
d) 10

The ability to anticipate and determine upcoming driving hazards and conditions are adversely affected by stress.
a) true
b) false

With the use of marijuana you are in state of altered perception, distance, time, memory and physical coordination.
a) true
b) false

The _____ person in the world who is able to determine that they have had too much to drink is the person who is drinking.
a) first
b) next
c) last
d) none of the above

Alcohol is a solvent and dissolves brain cells and supporting tissues.
a) true
b) false

_______is a type of drug that induces a soothing, lulling or dulling affect.
a) stimulant
b) depressant
c) narcotic
d) hallucinogen.

If your vehicle stalls on the railroad crossing ______ the track.
a) leave it on
b) move it off
c) both
d) neither

Air bags are supplemental protection and work best with seat belts.
a) true
b) false

Other prominent psychological aspects of the abuser/dependent individual include_______.
a) rigid thinking patterns
b) desire for excitement
c) low self-esteem
d) all of the above

Do we need stress in our life?
a) no
b) yes

When dopamine levels are elevated this reward pathway reinforces the use of the drug.
a) true
b) false

Drivers should scan 2 seconds down the road looking for immediate hazards.
a) true
b) false

Depressants are more dangerous than stimulants.
a) true
b) false

Extensive use of alcohol can lead to brain damage.
a) true
b) false

Wearing your seatbelts will not reduce your risk of injury or death in a collision.
a) true
b) false

Since driving depends on the driver’s perception, sight, hearing and vision dramatically reducing these capabilities is not a sound driving decision.
a) true
b) false

Instead of having to be “right” all of the time, try_______instead of confrontation.
a) confusion
b) cooperation
c) challenging
d) cheating

Prescription medicines have warning labels than warn the driver not to operate a motor vehicle as they can cause drowsiness, light-headedness, slower reaction times and impaired judgment.
a) true
b) false

Vision can deteriorate and body nutrition can decline as a result of liver damage.
a) true
b) false

For a fourth or subsequent conviction of a DUI your are guilty of a 3rd degree felony.
a) true
b) false

For a _____ conviction of a DUI you could be imprisoned for not more than nine months.
a) first
b) second
c) third
d) fourth

Vision and body nutrition improves as a result of liver damage.
a) true
b) false

An injury from a motor vehicle crash happens in the United States every seconds.
a) 35 seconds
b) 25 seconds
c)15 seconds
d) 5 seconds

Prolonged use of alcohol can severely injure and potentially kill your liver cells.
a) true
b) false

With the intake of alcoholic beverages, damage to you pancreas can include inflammation, atrophy and fibrosis.
a) true
b) false

Drinking alcohol while using aspirin can increase your chance of getting stomach ulcers.
a) true
b) false

The speed and degree with which the effects of alcohol and other drugs are felt depends on how much and how quickly the alcohol and other drugs gets to the central nervous system.
a) true
b) false

Many users and abusers

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William asks…

why are seat belts used in cars?

i know it’s an easy question to ask…but i want your different views on the importance of seat belts in our cars…hope you cooperate…

admin answers:

Failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior. 63% of people killed in accidents are not wearing seat belts. Wearing a seat belt use is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries on America’s roadways.

Data suggests that education alone is not doing the job with young people, especially males ages 16 to 25 ­ the age group least likely to buckle up. They simply do not believe they will be injured or killed. Yet they are the nation’s highest-risk drivers, with more drunk driving, more speeding, and more crashes. Neither education nor fear of injury or death is strong enough to motivate this tough-to-reach group.

Rather, it takes stronger seat belt laws and high visibility enforcement campaigns to get them to buckle up.

Seat belts are the most effective safety devices in vehicles today, estimated to save 9,500 lives each year. Yet only 68 percent of the motor vehicle occupants are buckled. In 1996, more than 60 percent of the occupants killed in fatal crashes were unrestrained.

If 90 percent of Americans buckle up, we will prevent more than 5,500 deaths and 132,000 injuries annually.

The cost of unbuckled drivers and passengers goes beyond those killed and the loss to their families. We all pay for those who don’t buckle up ­ in higher taxes, higher health care and higher insurance costs.

On average, inpatient hospital care costs for an unbelted crash victim are 50 percent higher than those for a belted crash victim. Society bears 85 percent of those costs, not the individuals involved. Every American pays about $580 a year toward the cost of crashes. If everyone buckled up, this figure would drop significantly.

Http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/seat_belts.html

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Your Questions About For Those Drivers Who Were Not Wearing Safety Belts At The Time Of Their Deaths

May 9, 2013
By

Joseph asks…

i hv to write an essay on disciplined driving is the only road to human safety.plz help?

admin answers:

Well, as a firefighter I might be able to help you on this one.

Discuss driving consequences. Such as:

You, yourself not wearing seat belt – People have a higher rate of death when they are not restrained with a seat belt. The old adage that you are better off free floating in the car that being seat belted in and crushed is not true. People can be ejected from the moving vehicle during a crash.

People in your vehicle not wearing a seat belt – In many states the driver is responsible for making sure the rest of the passengers in the vehicle are seat belted. Plus, in some cases if you have unrestrained passengers in the back seat, they can come forward and crash into the people in the front, who are properly restrained, and kill them by having their heads collide.

Airbag is a replacement for a seat belt – Having a airbag is not a replacement, you are not as safe as wearing a seat belt. They are designed for both and in some cases they may be more dangerous.

Also paying attention at the wheel – Try not to use your cell phone for long conversations while driving. Do Not text message while driving. We had a case where a 18 year-old was text messaging while going around 35mph and crashed into the back of an elderly man’s vehicle. The crash caused the elderly man’s aorta to tear away from his heart. Even though he had a pre-existing heart condition the accident was what killed the man. The 18 year-old was charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Those are just a few. Let me know if you need more.

Paul asks…

what is the total car accidents in the United States?

admin answers:

National Car Accident Statistics (2010)

•The number of highway deaths fell to 32,885 in 2010. It’s the lowest number since 1949.

•Drivers traveled nearly 46 billion more miles in 2010.

•Fatalities decreased in most categories, with the exception of pedestrian accidents, motorcycle riders, and those involving large trucks.

•Fatalities in accidents involving drunk drivers dropped 4.9%. Approximately 10,228 people died.

•There were about 3,092 deaths in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2010.

•The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 5% of drivers were seen talking on handheld cell phones.

•The NHTSA found that more than three-quarters of drivers are likely to answer calls on all, most, or some trips while driving. These drivers also admit to rarely considering traffic situations when deciding when to use cell phones.

•Most drivers said they are willing to answer a call or text while driving, but nearly all of these same drivers said they would feel very unsafe if they were a passenger in a car where the driver was sending or receiving text messages.

•Motorcycle deaths increased in 2010 to 4,502.

•Pedestrian deaths also increased to 4,280 in 2010.

•While fatal crashes decreased, the number of crashes involving injuries increased to 1,546,000 – an increase of 1.9%.

•More than half (51%) of those killed in crashes in 2010 weren’t wearing a seat belt.

•Fatalities decreased in rural crashes by 6.7%, and increased in urban crashes by 0.3%.

•Thirty-one states, D.C., and Puerto Rico saw decreases in the number of traffic collision fatalities. Five states saw an increase.

•Pennsylvania was one of the states that saw an increase in fatalities. The number of deaths rose to 1,324 — an increase of more than 5%. Other states with increases in the number of fatalities include Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

Http://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/statistics.html

Steven asks…

Can you proof read my essay.. i need a lot of help.?

i need help with my essay and it has a lot of run-ons and fragments.
People are often faced with the question, what car would be good for them. They also may be faced with the problem of having to choose between spending a reasonable amount on an older car, or going past their budget, and getting a newer car. Often it comes down to what car would fit them the best with their budget. The dilemma of purchasing a car comes down to the comparison of an older vehicle vs. a new vehicle that is more practical.
Older cars did not have many standards, and were mainly focused on transportation. Firstly, older generation cars are unreliable, because they are constantly breaking down. The will transmission starts slipping causing the car not to shift correctly, or at all. Also, the piston rings wear out and start burning oil. The engine head valve guides may start leaking oil, and then the failing spark plugs in the car will not run efficiently creating excessive emissions. Older cars had few guidelines compared to today’s emissions standards, making unhealthy, polluted air. Furthermore, they had no safety requirements. If someone were to be hit while in the car, they would end up with severe bodily harm, not excluding death due to the lack of airbags.
In contrast to older cars, newer ones are up with the technology and safety guidelines, making them more safe and reliable. They also have further developed safety requirements, such as airbags and seatbelts. The integrated front, side, and rear airbag systems will provide additional bodily protection by inflating instantly during any collisions with a vehicle. The uses of seatbelts are designed with added features such as, the shoulder harness, along with the lap belt. Another, safety future is the anti-lock breaking systems, preventing the vehicles wheels from locking up during heavy braking, and allows the driver to maintain better control of the vehicle. Finally, they are more eco friendly to the environment. The fuel efficiency has be improved drastically, and the emissions are fare less and safer for the environment. Another reason, the newer engine designs are set up to burn different kinds of fuel such as, E85, and Bio Diesel. Furthermore, the newest designs of cars are the electric cars, which put off no emissions, causing them more ECO friendly.
In conclusion, people at least once in their life are faced with having to invest their money in a car. It often comes down to which vehicle would be more of a practical, safe, and reliable vehicle. People are better off getting a new, reliable car.

admin answers:

For your first paragraph……

Try this for the first sentence: People are often faced with the difficulty of choosing a perfect car.

Try a synonym for “face”.

You repeated “Often it comes down to” in the last two sentences.

Just work on that and then read your sentences out loud. This will help you hear mistakes.

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Your Questions About For Those Drivers Who Were Not Wearing Safety Belts At The Time Of Their Deaths

May 8, 2013
By

Mary asks…

Why dont you have to wear a seatbelt on a bus?

admin answers:

Bus Construction
In an accident involving a school bus, most fatalities and injuries occur outside of the bus. The construction of a typical school bus creates a safer passenger environment than that of a car or lighter vehicle. The impact of a crash is weaker because buses are heavier. This force is distributed differently along a bus. Buses have a body-on-frame design. This greatly differs from lighter vehicles, and provides impact protection not found elsewhere.

A bus’ interior also differs from a car. The use of closely spaced seats that have padded backs — a design called compartmentalization — creates an enclosed environment for passengers in the absence of seat belts.

Studies of Safety
Numerous studies examining the effectiveness of different belt types and seating arrangements came to the same conclusion: seatbelts on a bus have more drawbacks than advantages.

Neither lap nor lap-and-shoulder belts on a bus provide the same type of protection offered in a car. During a head-on collision, the most common type for belts, lap belts, increase the risk of injury. On impact, this type of restraint allows a passenger’s head to jerk forward, risking severe head and neck injury. Lap and shoulder belts would require the installation of stiffer seats. These seats could become a source of impact injury. Studies also showed that children slip downwards when restrained by lap and shoulder belts, risking injury to vulnerable internal organs.

In 1999, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) examined the effect of seat belt installation in buses. They came to the conclusion that seat belts actually would result in head injuries and fatalities. In fact, the NTSB found a relationship between most injuries/deaths and the seating position of the passenger. In these cases, the presence of seat belts would change nothing.

While there is no evidence proving that seat belts on buses save lives, there is reason to worry they may cause harm. During an emergency, seat belts could hinder young children from quickly exiting the bus; they simply could not free themselves. Drivers would be hard pressed to monitor belt usage for every student. And the heavy buckles could be used as weapons.

Studies by federal agencies, including the NTSB, have shown bus construction provides greater safety than seat belts ever could. Comparing the design of a school bus to a car is like comparing apples to oranges. Where belts protect passengers during car collisions, their presence may cause severe injuries on a bus. Seatbelts are only required on small buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds because their design more closely resembles a car. It is ironic, but the reality is that seat belts have no place on a school bus.
Safety.com

Carol asks…

My husband argues that wearing a seatbelt kills more people than not wearing one, I disagree, what do you say?

admin answers:

63% of people killed in car accidents are not wearing seat belts.

Http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/seat_belts.html

Seat Belts are the best protection in a car accident.

Failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior. 63% of people killed in accidents are not wearing seat belts. Wearing a seat belt use is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries on America’s roadways.

Data suggests that education alone is not doing the job with young people, especially males ages 16 to 25 ­ the age group least likely to buckle up. They simply do not believe they will be injured or killed. Yet they are the nation’s highest-risk drivers, with more drunk driving, more speeding, and more crashes. Neither education nor fear of injury or death is strong enough to motivate this tough-to-reach group.

Rather, it takes stronger seat belt laws and high visibility enforcement campaigns to get them to buckle up.

Seat belts are the most effective safety devices in vehicles today, estimated to save 9,500 lives each year. Yet only 68 percent of the motor vehicle occupants are buckled. In 1996, more than 60 percent of the occupants killed in fatal crashes were unrestrained.

If 90 percent of Americans buckle up, we will prevent more than 5,500 deaths and 132,000 injuries annually.

The cost of unbuckled drivers and passengers goes beyond those killed and the loss to their families. We all pay for those who don’t buckle up ­ in higher taxes, higher health care and higher insurance costs.

On average, inpatient hospital care costs for an unbelted crash victim are 50 percent higher than those for a belted crash victim. Society bears 85 percent of those costs, not the individuals involved. Every American pays about $580 a year toward the cost of crashes. If everyone buckled up, this figure would drop significantly.

By reaching the goal of 90 percent seat belt use, and 25 percent reduction in child fatalities, we will save $8.8 billion annually.

The above article was from the mentioned website. Seat belts save lives. There are rare instances where not wearing a selt belt has saved some but those are few and far between. Not only are you protecting youself in a collision with a seatbelt, but you are protecting your family in the car as well from you being a projectile into of of them should an impact occur. Yes, I have seen deaths from this instance. I wish I could say, to each their own in the decision to wear a seatbelt, but it does effect other people therefore I cannot. I have seen ejected persons in numerous pieces and unidentifiable positions before from accidents where a seatbelt was not worn. Why brand that into the heads of public safety and the passing public?

If you want to get into the physics of it, check this out…

Http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/seatb2.html

Lisa asks…

can you change the future? or is there no escape from fate?

Let’s say you can see the future, and you’re going to get ran over a truck at the age of 30.
Can you escape it? Or can you but it’s gonna happen anyways?

admin answers:

*** rs p. 138 Fate ***

Definition

An inevitable and often adverse outcome. Fatalism is the belief that all events are determined by the divine will or by some force greater than man, that every event must take place as it does because it has been predetermined. >>Not a Bible word or teaching.

If each one’s moment and manner of death were already fixed at the time of birth or earlier, there would be no need to avoid dangerous situations or to care for one’s health, and safety precautions would not alter mortality rates. But do you believe that a battlefield during war is as safe as one’s home far away from the war zone? Do you care for your health or take your children to the doctor? Why do smokers die three to four years younger, on an average, than nonsmokers? Why are there fewer fatal accidents when automobile passengers wear seat belts and when drivers obey traffic laws? Obviously, taking precautions is beneficial.

As to the problems & difficulties Please note what is stated in the Bible:

(Ecclesiastes 9:11) “11 I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all.”

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Your Questions About For Those Drivers Who Were Not Wearing Safety Belts At The Time Of Their Deaths

May 7, 2013
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Mary asks…

Why do people say “she died because she wasnt wearing a seatbelt”?

So the seatbelt actually caused her death? Its more like doing 95 into a truck kill her. (“her” is a fictional person)

admin answers:

Safety belts saved over 12,000 American lives in 2001. However, during this same year, nearly two-thirds (60 percent) of passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were unrestrained.

Research has shown that lap/shoulder belts, when used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent. For light truck occupants, safety belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent and moderate-to-critical injury by 65 percent.

Safety belts should always be worn, even when riding in vehicles equipped with air bags. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts, not by themselves. Air bags, by themselves, have a fatality-reducing effectiveness of only 12 percent.

Safety belt use saves society an estimated $50 billion annually in medical care, lost productivity, and other injury related costs.

Conversely, safety belt non use results in significant economic costs to society. The needless deaths and injuries from safety belt non use result in an estimated $26 billion in economic costs to society annually.The cost of unbuckled drivers and passengers goes far beyond those killed and the loss to their families. We all pay–in higher taxes and higher health care and insurance costs.

For more information go to http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Thomas asks…

What do you think of seat belts?

Life saver? Nuisance?

Don’t you think it’s time they invent something more easily useable, more consistently practical, and less of a chore? (Consider all the other things people occupy their time with while driving.)
Since the response has been in favor of continued usage of seat belts, I didn’t realize how inferior autos are to make BOTH the seat belts and air bags life savings necessities. Thanks for enlightening me.

No need to improve upon these things.

Why bother making a safer automobile by using the latest state of the art materials that would hold well in collisions, and why bother improving the design and functionality of seat belts.

These automobiles being made today are good enough. Let’s just keep making more and more of them and slapping on high sticker prices …$50,000.00. $60,000.00

Then we’ll invent some nice round figures by which you lease them and keep leasing for the rest of your lives, so long as that monthly nut is tailored around that meager paycheck.

Own nothing.

Keep driving them.

Don’t improve anything.

They are just fine as they stand today.

Thankyou.

admin answers:

Hi,

I was recently made personally aware of this question, so, since I (try to be open minded) and am definately opinionated, couldn’t resist answering. So….

Seat belts are fine as long as:

1) They are not the kind that come suddenly sliding up to lock you in as soon as you close your door, or the car is started. They are annoying and even when unbuckled, the buckle or whatever it is in the slider still insists on moving up and down whenever the door is opened or closed.

2) They are not the kind that keeps constantly beeping or buzzing until you either put them on, or buckle them behind your back, which that can become uncomfortable.

The reason I say these things are because I personally do not believe that the government, automobile manufactureres, or any other entity has any business telling us once we reach the legal age of adulthood what we can and can not do with our own personal bodies, property or safety, as long as we are not putting anyone else or their properry in jeopardy.

They may want to let us know of the dangers to ourselves of not heeding their warnings, but outside of that, if this country was really “free”, they would stay out of our business.

So, ever since I got my first car, I have chosen not to wear a seatbelt for the mere reason that I find it uncomfortable. This was long before there were actual laws that say you can get stopped for not wearing one, or if you passenger is not wearing one. So, now, my one exception is if I am riding with someone else who wears theirs and does not wish to run the risk of being pulled over and/or ticked because I’m not wearing mine. In a case like that, of course I will not put that person in jeopardy.

O.K. Point made, I guess. I don’t care what frivilous things they want to put in cars, as long as they don’t bug me. Air bags for instance, my 80 year old father had a fender-bended last year, in which he would not have been hurt, as the other driver wasn’t, except for the fact that air bags came rushing out at him from 3 directions, crushing his ribs pretty badly. Those, are more than an inconvenience and if they are placed in vehicles, there ought to be a way for the consumer to disable them after purchase, if they so wish. These things you ask about should be a personal choice, as long as they are an adult, of course, as to whether they are used or not.

Now, one last remark. If the automobile makers really wish to cut down on the number of injuries that occur in automobile accidents, it seems as if they should have harder (not the right word, but you know what I mean) crash tests when they do them with their dummies before marketing the car. Maybe they should build them more like bumber cars (like in the amusement park) LOL.

I don’t know anything about cars except how to drive them, but then again, I don’t manufacture and sell them either. But, definately, I see 2 ways to cut down on deaths and injuries in cars.

1) Build them stronger and more resiliant. Don’t put uncomfortable things like seatbelts and then make it the law to use them or else……. And don’t put airbags that come flying out at who knows what rate of speed that cannot be disabled and have killed children and infants, and crushed all the ribs in an old man.

2) It’s not all the auto manufacturers fault. If there were fewer accidents to begin with, there wouldn’t be so much chance for injury or dearh. Theres a good place to start, IMO. With the Police. They should have the foresight not to chase people who do not pull over, especially in a city, close to schools and in heavy traffic. I don’t know where you live, but here in OKC, there are literally at least 2 per day, often more, and almost inevitably, they end up either with a one or more deaths, and/or several serious injuries.

What’s this world coming to?

Sorry – end of rant.

Sandra asks…

Does everyone have a predetermined ‘time to die’ ? What do Jehovah’s Witnesses say about this?

More important,what does the bible say about this?
rs 138

admin answers:

I agree with rs 138 and all the scriptures that are there as below:
Does everyone have a predetermined “time to die”?
This belief was popular among the Greeks and Romans. According to pagan Greek mythology, the Fates were three goddesses that spun the thread of life, determined its length, and cut it.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 2 speaks of “a time to die.” But, showing that this is not a predetermined fixed moment for the individual, Ecclesiastes 7:17 counsels: “Do not be wicked overmuch, nor become foolish. Why should you die when it is not your time?” Proverbs 10:27 says: “The years themselves of the wicked ones will be cut short.” And Psalm 55:23 adds: “As for bloodguilty and deceitful men, they will not live out half their days.” What, then, does Ecclesiastes 3:1, 2 mean? It is simply discussing the continuous cycle of life and death in this imperfect system of things. There is a time when people are born and a time when they die—usually at not more than 70 or 80 years of age, but sometimes sooner and sometimes later.—Ps. 90:10; see also Ecclesiastes 9:11.
If each one’s moment and manner of death were already fixed at the time of birth or earlier, there would be no need to avoid dangerous situations or to care for one’s health, and safety precautions would not alter mortality rates. But do you believe that a battlefield during war is as safe as one’s home far away from the war zone? Do you care for your health or take your children to the doctor? Why do smokers die three to four years younger, on an average, than nonsmokers? Why are there fewer fatal accidents when automobile passengers wear seat belts and when drivers obey traffic laws? Obviously, taking precautions is beneficial.

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