In a message dated 2/17/2005 7:27:49 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
as seat belts go I think I should add them but hear varying ideas
they really are safe, just lap belts. I had not considered anything
than the lap belt.
Any help or ideas will be appreciated.
My personal opinion is that there is no way to make yourself TOTALLY safe
if you are to be hurtling along at 60 mph in a metal box. I feel that
every little bit helps, so I installed lap belts in my car.
That being said, AI once had a coworker whose back was broken by being
"Jackknifed" over a seatbelt while in the backseat of a car during a front end
collision. The belt broke his back, but prevented him from leaving through
the windshield. There is no way to know what would have happened without
the belt, but he was statistically safer with it on.
I'd like to have shoulder belts in the car, too, but haven't figured all
that out yet, since the car is a 1957 Chrysler 4dr, and I'm not sure if the
pillars are strong enough to hang shoulder belts on.
Life seems to be a series of compromises, doesn't it!
Lake Orion, MI