Why do people do this? Buckle yourself in. If you love your kids, buckle them in.
I feel bad for the kids (if they survive) because they may have to grow up without a dad.
I've forgotten a time or two to buckle my daughter in...she pitches a fit and starts crying if she's unfastened. We have explained to her the importance of seatbelts. She also saw on Dora that you should wear seatbelts for safety.
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5 minutes playing in the mud=5 years of shit falling on your face while you work on it.
I think we should just hope that the kids and wife are fine instead of saying how bad of a father he is, he was still their dad, and they still dont have a dad, he may have not been thinking correctly but we cant be rude to the dead
The fact that he was their dad makes it worse, he was (and frankly the mother as well) negligent. If he was stupid enough to endanger himself by not wearing a seat belt fine, he was an adult and has paid his due. But to negligently endanger your kids by being completely stupid and allowing them to ride on your lap is inexcusable.
Condolences to the kids for having been put through that trauma.
I'm sorry for the family, but I have to be rude to the idiot driver. He never should have been driving unbelted, as well as the wife, and his kids SHOULD have been in child car seats and buckled in, plus he should have been paying attention to his driving. Had he done what a responsible father and driver should have done, we wouldn't be reading this story.
I feel incredibly unsafe (sometimes) in my Wrangler even belted in. It's a combination of the height of the vehicle (I'm used to driving a Miata) and the shakey nature of mud tires. I can't even imagine WANTING to drive around unbuckled.
Denis A. Baldwin
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very very sad, i was in an accident (sort of off road) with my sister and i'm convinced the seat belt saved my life. we were in an xj (sister driving) on a hot day and the newly grated gravel was very dry she drove around a corner a little too fast and fishtailed off the road down a 4 foot drop and the drivers side drove up an embankment and we flipped. without the airbags and seatbelts i would have been smashed by a rock that crushed the roof in about 6inches from my head. Very thank and now no matter where i'm going, in a vehicle i wear a seatbelt.
This is very sad.... But I can recall seeing people in the woods 4wheelin in the cold snow/raining ,with no tops on, kids in the rigs, little bitty kids, wifes ... No coats on, no blankets, Dad and Mom half drunk, giving everyone the finger. They have no clue or common sense, and could care less.
Kids bouncing around in the back of a beat up Jeep or truck.
Believe it or not it's pretty common . I hope the kids are OK, They are pretty innocent and look up to the parents to care and protect them.
Just my opinion.... "BH"