Friday, May 25, 2007

Belt up, or Suffer the pain

Here's a video about seat belts called 'human pinball'. It clearly illustrates the un-'seatbelted' human pinball effect in an accident at only 50kmh.

I know lots of people who do not belt up their children in the car, nor use booster / child seats. Please... watch this video and think about it. If a full grown man can be thrown around like that, imagine what will happen to a child without seatbelts and booster seats.

Most parents use the excuse that the child doesn't like being restrained and will cry & fuss if forcibly belted up. For god's sake, do you make the decisions or does the kid do it for you? Who's the parent here?! Better a fussy, tear-stained kid than a blood-stained one.

And if you're one of those parents who sits your kids on your lap, and don't be too quick to point out couples on motorbikes who squeeze the kids between them. At least they are putting themselves between their children and the road. You are using your child as an airbag between you and the dashboard / front seat.

Learn more about car safety from Volvo. Below's another thought provoking ad called 'heaven can wait'.

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