I don't even notice that I put the belt on. It just happens when I get in a car. I think most people here are like that. You very rarely see someone not put it on. Doesn't really matter if it's just for a drive down the gravel road where I meet someone only about once every five times or so.93Regina wrote: ↑Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:08 pmIn previous post I made, there was an URL (PDF) cited....one of the tables showed % of seat belt usage. Each state has a population density, and a state like South Dakota would have a low population density. Without re-examining this information, I think in South Dakota seat belt usage was around 70%.
I live in a low density state, and drive mostly rural roads, where a person could drive in opposing traffic's lane, about 99% of drive-time, and not hit a vehicle. About only time I use seat belts is when driving in larger cities, and sometimes, when doing interstate highway driving.
Do note, I have about 200,000 miles (321,868 km) on motorcycles....
I haven't run into another vehicle yet in my ten years of driving but I did run off the road once at 80 kph and I'd probably have been dead if I didn't wear the belt then. The 744 was toast.
I've thought about motorcycles a few times but always come to the conclusion that I'm not into it enough to drive one in traffic. I'll get a sports car instead when that day comes..