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Reply #30 posted 01/07/22 5:15pm

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nayroo2002 said:

Ahhh.

THAT'S why they invented airbags doh!

The airbag was invented so you won't crack your skull and/or rib cage when you hit the steering wheel in a head on collision.
Ever wondered what the letters 'SRS' on your airbag mean?

SRS = Supplement (to the) Restraint System.

An airbag ONLY works effectively when seatbelts are worn.
There's a delicate finetuning in timing of maximum bag inflation and head hitting the airbag.
That timing is disrupted when you don't wear a seatbelt.
Your head arrives too soon at the steering wheel, just when the bag deploys.

Don't know wheter you've ever seen a slow motion video of an airbag deploying, but it's a brute force. It's an explosive charge, generating gas which deploys and inflates the airbag.
You don't want to be near that when that happens. It will most probably cost your life.

When I worked at Autoliv (aseatbelt and airbag manufacturer) in 1995-1997, I witnessed several Conformity of Product airbag/seatbelt test in the prototype phase.
It was also the time when there were reports of children (sitting opposite to the driving direction in child seats on the passenger seat) being decapitated by deploying passenger airbags.


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That is SRS = Supplemental Restraint System - No additional words are required if you use the words represented by the three letter acronym.

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A SRS airbag can be distinguished from the early airbags in the USA where they were meant to repalce seatbelts (or at least the shoulder sash).

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It was well known that US bags used to inflate with much more force than cars built to meet the European ECE vehicle and equipment regulations - the former were based on the person potentially not being restrained by a seatbelt due to the large number of people that don't wear a seatbelt, while the latter relied on the airbag supplementing the seatbelt so they work together.

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Also note the article you linked to stated that the child seat was a forward facing seat, not a backwards facing seat. It was in the front seat against advice at the time and it was not secured. Add this all together and as the coroner and Police said, this is "a major factor in the decapitation" in what would have otherwise have been a "minor traffice accident".

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Reply #31 posted 01/13/22 3:45pm

lust

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Phishanga said:

Why don't you just say that you think that people should not get covid vaccines? neutral



How on earth did you come to that conclusion?
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #32 posted 01/15/22 7:10pm

TD3

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Yes, I lost my drivers license once because I didn't pay a ticket. Its not worth the hassle.

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Reply #33 posted 01/16/22 12:39pm

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If you don't wear a seat belt you deserve to fucking die.

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Reply #34 posted 01/16/22 4:51pm

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The story of that poor baby and mother in the seat belt link is beyond horrendous God bless them both. I hope all parents read this.
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Reply #35 posted 01/17/22 12:38pm

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lust said:

Phishanga said:

Why don't you just say that you think that people should not get covid vaccines? neutral

How on earth did you come to that conclusion?

My bad then. But it's sort of the logic anti-vaxxers would use.

  1. Seat belts do not prevent car accidents. (vaccinations do not prevent infections)
  2. Most car accidents are caused by people wearing seat belts. (most infections are caused by or happen fort vaccinated - which is or will be true once enough people are vaccinated)
  3. Seat belt use can cause injuries and there are documented deaths caused by seat belts. (vaccinations can have side side effects)

Thus don't get vaccinated. I thought that was the allegory here. But if it's meant literally, I get it even less. lol

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #36 posted 01/17/22 9:05pm

lust

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Phishanga said:



lust said:


Phishanga said:

Why don't you just say that you think that people should not get covid vaccines? neutral



How on earth did you come to that conclusion?


My bad then. But it's sort of the logic anti-vaxxers would use.




  1. Seat belts do not prevent car accidents. (vaccinations do not prevent infections)

  2. Most car accidents are caused by people wearing seat belts. (most infections are caused by or happen fort vaccinated - which is or will be true once enough people are vaccinated)

  3. Seat belt use can cause injuries and there are documented deaths caused by seat belts. (vaccinations can have side side effects)



Thus don't get vaccinated. I thought that was the allegory here. But if it's meant literally, I get it even less. lol





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Reply #37 posted 01/18/22 1:10am

JorisE73

Seatbelts saved my life.
If it wasn't for my seatbelt (this was early 80's and we didn't have any airbags) i would have flowed head first out of the front window when my dad crashed into a car on the highway going 120 km/h.

And even if not wearing a seatbelt causes a non-fatal injury i can bet that the injured will suffer lifetime complications like back pains or even end up in a coma.


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Reply #38 posted 01/18/22 3:12am

fortuneandsere
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Prince didn't wear a seat belt apparently and Morris Hayes told him off for it.


If you're pro human rights, then you should also be very pro freedom from oppression. Anything less is double standards.

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Reply #39 posted 01/18/22 1:33pm

lust

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fortuneandserendipity said:

Prince didn't wear a seat belt apparently and Morris Hayes told him off for it.




Morris Hayes is a dude. Good for him.
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