I hate my seat belt !

Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Discussions' started by IG0R, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. IG0R

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    I love everything about my Challenger except the seat belt strangling me. I tried plastic belt stops, but the seat belt ends up hanging out the door. I tried seat belt pads, but they don't do anything. I had a car, can't remember the make, but you just gave the seat belt a tug and it reduced the tension on your neck. I think it had a fulcrum type mechanism. Probably regulated out of use. So now, I've just disabled the seat belt chime and take my chances.
     
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    When I have that problem with some rental cars I just put the shoulder strap under my arm and across the chest. Not the greatest solution but better than not wearing a seatbelt at all.
     
  3. 70-426_10-SRT

    70-426_10-SRT B&E body lover

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    And to think, Most of us grew up BEFORE Seatbelts were mandatory.
    No Child Safety Seats, LEAD BASED Paint. . . .

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    And to think how many people text, are on new drugs, and are just generally sidetracked by the curret "day-to-day" activities vs. "50 years ago"

    And the actual amount of people on the roads today = the amount of collision chance exponentially increases.

    I would rather buy a lottery ticket or swim with sharks.
     
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    I know what you lot of people have the same complaint, I just ordered a 22 model and if i have the same problem I may try using a closepin
     
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    But for the love of all - wear your seatbelt
     
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    Yes Definitely !
     
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    According to the National Safety Council, National Highway Safety Administration:
    • Since 1975, estimates show that seat belts have saved 374,276 lives.
    • In 2000, only 70.7% of front-seat passengers wore their seat belts, and 50.9% of occupant deaths were unrestrained.
    • The NHTSA determined that seat belts saved 13,941 lives in 2015.
    • In 2016, 48% of people who died in a car crash were not wearing a seatbelt.