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1959 Chevy vs 2009 chevy

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  • grbeckgrbeck Posts: 2,361
    Big question - was the lady in the Thunderbird wearing safety belts?

    Our local paper notes whether accident victims were wearing safety belts, and more often than not, people killed in accidents were not. People around here aren't getting killed in cars from the 1960s (or even the 1970s and 1980s). Most of those cars are either junkyard material or trailer queens.

    Even newer cars don't provide much protection in high-speed collisions if the occupants aren't wearing their belts.
  • berriberri Posts: 4,000
    Ouch Andre, must we see beautiful classics all bashed up - it hurts!
  • lokkilokki Posts: 1,200
    Even if the T-Bird driver had belts on, in a '65 they would have been lap belts only.

    While those are a lot better than nothing, they're not going to restrain you as well as shoulder belts.
  • So true. With lap belts you can be driven right under the dashboard and get crushed between the firewall and the seat. This is also possible with shoulder belts, but less likely (you aren't moving as much) and much less likely with an air bag.

    Ever see those police pursuit videos? It's amazing what people live through in those crashes.
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