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We use seat belts, if someone has to use the rest room they do then seat belt is back on. Dogs have their walking harness on with leash, then leash is hooked to seat belt (keeps them from wondering all over RV & out from under drivers feet).

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I always wear them and I feel they saved my life or saved me from major injuries once. There was also a time that my wife and her friend were in the back of our Class B on the sofa. My wife had hers on and friend did not. I had to hit the brakes hard for a deer and the friend ended up on the floor and slid from rear to front, she was lucky that her head didn't hit something on the way. You just never know when something is going to happen. If you're just sitting around, why not have them on?

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I was in Law Enforcement for 28 years. In the beginning I never used the seat belt. However within a month of becoming the supervisor of the traffic homicide division I changed my outlook. Now if the wheels are rolling the belt is on.


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I believe the last time we were in NY, the law said that front seat passengers in an automobile were the only ones required to wear a seat belt.
We always wear our since there is just the two of us and it is just common sense to me.
When on a motorcycle here in Florida, or anywhere else for that matter, I always wore a helmet and protective clothing, even tho neither is required by law.

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viper125 wrote:

How many wear their seat belts in a A class rv? Noticed their on every thing But what does the law say? All wear them or just driver and passenger side. I can see the danger in not doing it but then what if you want to lay down,eat use the bathroom or such.


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viper125 wrote:

How many wear their seat belts in a A class rv? Noticed their on every thing But what does the law say? All wear them or just driver and passenger side. I can see the danger in not doing it but then what if you want to lay down,eat use the bathroom or such.


we wear them 100% of the time. we don't usually have any passengers besides us...in fact, i can't recall the last time there was a 3rd person in the MH. anyone who does not wear a seat belt is just asking for troublem but i think that should be a personal decision (for adults), not the govt. telling us what to do. children are a different matter.


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rk911 wrote:

but i think that should be a personal decision (for adults), not the govt. telling us what to do.


If you expect to be covered by medical insurance, that we all pay into, I expect you to be wearing your seat belt.

I'd like to see medical coverage denied to adults who don't wear their seat belt.

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I don't wear one. I still have a sign of a little abrasion from the thing, from years ago, around my neck.
As many are killed, in fatal crashes,with them on as without them.
I can site two extended family members killed because of seat belts, in minor or so it seemed fender benders also.
Most or all Police do not wear seat belts. They cite a number of reasons but it comes down to being uncomfortable and they don't make a difference. If you are talking about racing and a five point harness that's another thing.
I fail to see how the seat belt nt being worn was the problem when the person got up to go to the bathroom, going down the road.
He shouldn't have done it. We all have though but using handholds.
Despite all the socialist demanding leashes, on our lives, you cannot remove all risk and chance.

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down home wrote:

I don't wear one. I still have a sign of a little abrasion from the thing, from years ago, around my neck.
As many are killed, in fatal crashes,with them on as without them.


i don't think the statistics back you up on that. please cite your source for this. but...you are an adult and i enthusiastically support your right to not wear seat belts.

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TMBLSN wrote:

rk911 wrote:

but i think that should be a personal decision (for adults), not the govt. telling us what to do.


If you expect to be covered by medical insurance, that we all pay into, I expect you to be wearing your seat belt.

I'd like to see medical coverage denied to adults who don't wear their seat belt.


i'm sure you mean...for those without insurance.

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