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  • Mr. Security
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    Originally posted by histfan71
    Maybe attitudes of "entitlement" are why you can't get hired as a cop.
    Nice. Very professional.

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  • LavianoTS386
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    Originally posted by HotelSecurity
    Is seat belt use not manditory in the US? Since we have public medicare & no fault government insurance here in Quebec, it is. The only exception that I know of is that a taxi driver does not need to wear them on city streets
    If you're patroling private property those laws do not apply.

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  • Eric
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    I was driving the patrol car back to the office when I was hit on the passenger side. ( my patrol car was a write off)The sealtbelt held me in place and only had a few bruises. The other driver was charged, appearently he was looking 2 lights ahead instead of the one in front of him.

    Think safety

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  • HotelSecurity
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    Is seat belt use not manditory in the US? Since we have public medicare & no fault government insurance here in Quebec, it is. The only exception that I know of is that a taxi driver does not need to wear them on city streets

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  • LavianoTS386
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    I must admit, I haven't been using the seat belt in the campus patrol car. Not because I feel indistructable but because the watch clock I have to over my shoulder is a pain in my ass.

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  • Apolo
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    Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad to see you made it out OK

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  • 1stWatch
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    Seat Belts

    I had the unfortunate circumstance of having a patrol wreck a few days ago. The car I was driving was made inoperable, but I was not injured at all. I would certainly have been hurt if I was not wearing a safety belt and if I would have been driving faster than I was. The value of the seat belt is just a no-brainer to me.

    Still, though, I see many out there who believe they are able to function more effectively without wearing it. A lot of cops and security patrol I know of both tend not to wear the seat belt on inner city streets where the speed limit is 40 mph or less. The common excuse I hear is "what if I have to bail out to chase somebody?". The thing only takes half a second to disengage and can be done at the same time you place the vehicle in park.

    It seems the real reason many cease to wear it is when they feel powerful and have an unrealistic sense of entitlement to not wear it. My wreck happened at 30 miles per hour and the car is all but destroyed. I have no doubt I would not be here now to type this if I was not wearing the safety belt. I shall always remember to put it on.

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