Is it safer to wear seatbelts, or not?

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I don't think a lot of lay people understand the magnitude of the forces involved- I have seen fatals where the vehicle occupants were all ejected right out of their fully-laced shoes and out through the windshield- the shoes were still on the floor, and the bodies were all in the street...
 

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Check this video. I strongly feel if you have any kind of cab you need to wear a seatbelt but in a Jeep with no ROPS you should not.
 
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If you have to go back almost 70 years to cherry-pick a singular crash that supports your argument, then I'm not buying what you're selling...
 

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If you have to go back almost 70 years to cherry-pick a singular crash that supports your argument, then I'm not buying what you're selling...
I'm not so sure. For rollover crashes with no ROPS and no top at all the statistics may support no seatbelts.

Consider - john deere tractors recommends seatbelts at all times *unless the rops is folded down* in which case the recommended practice is no seat belt.

I'm wearing my seatbelt in my 5ton because it is my opinion that the odds are far higher that it will help me in a non rollover before it would hinder me in a rollover. I figure if I roll the truck completely upside down it probably doesn't matter either way.
 

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Most big truck drivers perish trying to avoid hitting someone who did something stupid and went on down the road like nothing happened
that is how one of my friends burned to death.... witnesses said he ran off the road to avoid rear-ending a stopped car blocking his lane on a blind corner on a 55mph road... A witness was in oncoming traffic, said the guy had no choice but swerve off the road. As he did, the idiots blocking the road started to move and they drove away, apparently oblivious to the mayhem they had caused behind them
 

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Seen a Deuce broadsided, bent bad the left rear tandems, pushed her against curb and flipped Her. Drivers head and body, no seal belt, chuncked around in there. The rifle mounts and windshield locks and all the other stuff sticking out screwed Him up pretty good. Truck was running fine laying on its side. Boy is still recovering after 9 months.
Like I said before, Don't want to comment, but now I have.
10 foot pole.
 
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