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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Tups » Wed May 25, 2011 4:44 pm

There's really no reason not to wear a seatbelt.
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Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Wed May 25, 2011 4:54 pm

Yes, and people who don't are idiots for not wearing one.

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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by theholycow » Wed May 25, 2011 7:40 pm

People have plenty of dangerous habits/hobbies...if someone wants to not wear their seatbelt, their injury is their problem and I'll accept that the resulting care may be paid out of my tax money (the price I pay for freedom). You won't catch me driving unbelted. I take my risks elsewhere.
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Rope-Pusher » Wed May 25, 2011 10:23 pm

Would you believe I've even installed seatbelts on my sofa?

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Post by theholycow » Thu May 26, 2011 6:50 am

You should install a roll cage too.
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Squint » Thu May 26, 2011 9:23 am

I don't know that a roll cage would have helped with a forward ejection... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu May 26, 2011 12:00 pm

^ On a related note:

"Ford continues its foray into health and wellness with a car that can monitor the driver's heart activity.

Research engineers in Germany have developed a prototype seat with six sensors that can monitor the heart's electric impulses through clothes and give an early warning as to whether a driver should seek medical attention because of irregularities.

Drivers who have cardiovascular disease are 23 percent more likely to be involved in a car accident. This technology could cut down on such accidents. Researchers say the MyFord Touch system could use the driver's cell phone to alert medical centers, or Sync could engage its emergency assistance function.

This continues a trend for Ford. The carmaker said last week that it is looking to make the car a mobile wellness hub with the ability to monitor glucose and allergen levels.

One challenge, though, is having the heart monitor tell the difference between impending tachycardia and the rush you get when taking a nice, twisty section of road."

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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu May 26, 2011 12:06 pm

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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by watkins » Thu May 26, 2011 6:23 pm

Squint wrote:
Tups wrote:I refuse to drive if my passengers, especially the people sitting behind me, are not wearing seatbelts.
I do too. It's a smart plan. If they don't want to wear the seat belt, they can walk or drive themselves.
Im in this boat as well. No belty, no drivey. There are some exceptions of course, as there are to every rule. Driving down my private dead-end street from my friend's house at 15mph I could care less.
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Squint » Thu May 26, 2011 9:22 pm

Watkins, I'd end up putting it on out of habit 8) :lol:
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by watkins » Thu May 26, 2011 9:37 pm

I usually do :lol:
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri May 27, 2011 9:30 am

Squint wrote:Watkins, I'd end up putting it on out of habit 8) :lol:
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by wannabe » Sat May 28, 2011 4:19 pm

1. same boat w/ the seat belt...you don't have it on, i won't go...i've had that issue once with a friend...he ended up putting it on...i actually won't "go" until i've checked they're all on. and the automatic ones have ended up scaring a few friends.

2. i can't buy a smart. livefiretj (boyfriend) is too tall.
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat May 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Corporate policy of wearing seatbelts and Nosmo King applied to all corporately owned vehicles, even the ones we were leasing for personal use. Saying it was corporate policy worked on everyone. Maybe all vehicles should come with a corporate policy.
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Re: Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

Post by Squint » Sun May 29, 2011 3:49 pm

wannabe wrote:2. i can't buy a smart. livefiretj (boyfriend) is too tall.
Have you been in one? And how tall is he? Cause I'm 6' and I was very comfortable in it.
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