Originally Posted by brolland
Fellas........... Even if your going a block to the store....wear your seatbelt!!!
Most fatal accidents happen less than a mile from home.. Besides, you owe it to your loved ones!!! (Sorry, it's the Medic in me)
Originally Posted by col
Buckle up or Die. Short trip or 300 mile's. Your choice!!!!!!!!! I think you wife, kid's, mum & dad might just be greatful.
I couldn't agree with you more!
Having said that, I have turned off the belt minded 'Dinger' on mine....it is a work related thing. I setup equipment at country fairs, and drive the truck a couple of hundred feet, stop, get out, unload equipment from box, then drive a couple hundred feet....repeat many times in 15 minutes. I often reach speeds of 5-10mph....just enough to set off the dinger. In this scenario, if I hit something worthy of seat belts, it means I had a heart attack....put the pedal to metal.....drove about 1/4 mi at WOT and hit a tree or building. In that scenario, I'd be much more worried about the other people than my own well being, so have vowed not to have a heart attack while driving across a fair grounds.
If I am 'NOT' delivering equipment in short hops, I always wear my seat belt....and to be honest, I even accidentally put it on many times to drive 50 feet, and usually half strangle myself on attempted exit. Wearing my seat belt IS a habit....remembering to leave it unbuckled is a conscience effort....emphasis on effort!
While I can't speak for It173, there are situations where the audible reminder is not necessarily required. After all, you can NOT turn off the visual reminder.