A routine traffic stop in a small German city shows that many motorists still aren't wearing seatbelts. The excuses are many and varied. Many people wrongly believe that an airbag alone provides adequate protection. We put that theory to the test with Germany's automotive club, the ADAC. www.dw.de/program/drive-it/s-9690-9798

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    • Septiccat
      Septiccat

      And then you remember some people have been decapitated with a seatbelt. No you shouldn’t drive without one. But you should use a cover for the part that touches your neck for comfort and safety.

      about 14 days ago
    • Technical Brother
      Technical Brother

      I cant understand why peoples have problems wearing a seat belt which may save ur life or atleast some money from cops if u r money minded

      about 16 days ago
    • Feitidede
      Feitidede

      I once cried coming back of a party, the car was more than full and there weren't enough seatbelts, I ended up being the only one wearing it.

      about 24 days ago
    • Duan van't Slot
      Duan van't Slot

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      about 1 month ago
    • Sen B.
      Sen B.

      Seatbelt saved my life in my car crash when a driver rear ended me going top speeds. Please buckle up

      about 1 month ago
    • joslyn richardson
      joslyn richardson

      I know that I’m supposed to wear seatbelts but I don’t because there uncomfortable

      about 2 months ago
    • Dreded
      Dreded

      if you feel you do not need to where your seat-belt please don't, we do not need you in our gene pool.

      about 3 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

      1:23

      about 5 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

      30km/h =18 mph 64 km/h = 39 mph

      about 6 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

      30km/h =18 mph 60 km/h = 37 mph

      about 6 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

      2:42

      about 6 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

      30 Km/h = 18 mph 60 km/h = 37 mph

      about 6 months ago
    • 아빠 슈렉
      아빠 슈렉 In reply to Tate Johnson

      Tate Johnson thanks

      about 19 days ago
    • flawlcss
      flawlcss

      I’m not wearing a seatbelt right now

      about 6 months ago
    • James Johnson
      James Johnson

      Truthfully though seatbelts can be significantly improved. A 4 or 5 point harness is much better.

      about 7 months ago
    • Stan Woo
      Stan Woo

      In an ideal world people should all be driving around with racing harness, roll cage, and helmets on.

      about 9 months ago
    • jillian mcallister
      jillian mcallister

      I was in a car accident yesterday. My injuries were caused b y my seat belt. The airbag didnt go off. I would have have walked away without my seat belt.

      about 9 months ago
    • pinky pie
      pinky pie

      My dad drives fast and when I sit in the passenger seat I put on my seatbelt and he doesn't so I sit in the back.

      about 10 months ago
    • ByteMe
      ByteMe

      My friend and the other two occupants in a vehicle got in an accident his weekend. They all three got ejected. One died and the other is in a coma, but my friend is badly injured. She’s got a fractured pelvis and other broken bones. None were wearing their seatbelt. It would’ve been a much different story if they were. I implore each and every one of you to make the split second decision to just use it. You never know when an accident will happen.

      about 11 months ago
    • Al B
      Al B In reply to ByteMe

      Well at least your friend survived, but that'd be such a horrible story to relive every time you remember the incident :(

      about 8 months ago
    • Tanner Tittle
      Tanner Tittle

      It's my time to die if I do. I never wear mine.

      about 11 months ago
    • tripjet999
      tripjet999

      If you can't properly wear a seat belt, stay home and play your video games on the nice, safe couch.

      about 11 months ago
    • Amethyst
      Amethyst In reply to tripjet999

      tripjet999 then the couch goes on the highway..

      about 5 months ago
    • Zachary Jones
      Zachary Jones

      I don’t disagree with the safety and wisdom of wearing one. I do disagree with the government taking our money if we so choose to act rashly.
      Speeding tickets make sense because you’re endangering other people. A seatbelt is my business though
      Good video btw

      about 11 months ago
    • Miamiala
      Miamiala In reply to Zachary Jones

      If you have someone in the car you may strike into them and get them hurt! Is not only your business.

      about 9 months ago
    • Christopher De Leon
      Christopher De Leon

      But it should be up to the individual whether they wear A seat belt or not it's not up to the government nanny state m************

      about 1 year ago
    • ???????
      ???????

      Fail dummies dont have muscle in arms legs body they don't have the strength to brace on impact. They always flopping around like a fish out of water before and after a crash.

      about 1 year ago
    • Al B
      Al B In reply to ???????

      I suppose your username could also be applied to the reasoning used to mitigate any argument against seatbelts based on the test results using crash dummies.

      about 8 months ago
    • Elgrancampeon
      Elgrancampeon In reply to ???????

      In a crash at 31 milles per hours between two cars in the opposite directions, your weight is 40 times heavier.

      about 1 year ago
    • Barron Rydr
      Barron Rydr

      Dont use fines to make people wear there searbelt show them proberly i put myn on because its LOGIC

      about 1 year ago
    • wyatt m
      wyatt m

      holy shit does no one wear a seatbelt in Germany? growing up in america Its so rare to see someone not wearing a seatbelt

      about 1 year ago
    • Joshua Brown
      Joshua Brown

      I never wore a seatbelt, ever. But uhh.. just a few days ago, I had lost control coming down a mountain and flew off the road and tumbled about 200 feet down before being thrown out of the vehicle because of not wearing a seatbelt. The airbags never activated either. Despite all of this, I walked away unharmed.

      about 1 year ago
    • MISSIE EDJ
      MISSIE EDJ In reply to Joshua Brown

      How tf.... You're lucky to be alive. You really should wear it though cause next time you will be dead.

      about 3 months ago
    • Gracie Ceanna
      Gracie Ceanna

      If you “usually” wear a seatbelt but didn’t this time,,you’re lying. Because it’s a habit that you instantly do, every single time and you don’t feel right when you don’t put it on

      about 1 year ago
    • Funmbi Olanrewaju
      Funmbi Olanrewaju In reply to Gracie Ceanna

      I don't think its fair to say she is lying - you don't know that for a fact, going down a few hundred yards can be tempting not to wear, it happens to me too but I wear it anyway. People have different ways of justifying things.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tina Enggård
      Tina Enggård

      Hi,
      I've just watched your video
      Metronome Productions in Denmark is currently producing a TV-show for a Danish TV-channel.
      In this TV-format we would like to show a part of or all your video – we would like to show the consequence of traffic violations. I am contacting you to ask for your permission to broadcast it. This means that you give us the right, without any limitations regarding time, territory or media, to use the video in relation to the Format.

      If you don't own the rights, do you know who does - and if possible their contact information?

      Please, let me know if you are okay with this by responding to this email as soon as possible here or send me an e-mail at: politijagt@metronome.dk.
      Best regards
      Elise Jensen

      about 1 year ago
    • onkar phall
      onkar phall

      It's a money rating thing

      about 1 year ago
    • MutantPug99 ‎
      MutantPug99 ‎

      I hope this is a new thing for anybody

      about 1 year ago