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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    • 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 2 days ago
    • joslyn richardson
      joslyn richardson

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

      about 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

      1:23

      about 3 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

      2:42

      about 4 months ago
    • Tate Johnson
      Tate Johnson

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

      about 4 months ago
    • moonnlyy
      moonnlyy

      I’m not wearing a seatbelt right now

      about 4 months ago
    • James Johnson
      James Johnson

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

      about 5 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 6 months ago
    • Tanner Tittle
      Tanner Tittle

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

      about 9 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 9 months ago
    • Amethyst
      Amethyst In reply to tripjet999

      tripjet999 then the couch goes on the highway..

      about 3 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 9 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 8 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 6 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 11 months 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 11 months 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
    • Erin JJ
      Erin JJ 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 1 month ago
    • Tank Girl
      Tank Girl

      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 Tank Girl

      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 7 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
    • EndrCat
      EndrCat

      Natural Selection

      about 1 year ago
    • Silly Seagull
      Silly Seagull

      18 ghosts disliked this video.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kenji Lol
      Kenji Lol In reply to Silly Seagull

      Lmao I get it

      about 1 day ago
    • Console gamer 1234
      Console gamer 1234

      my best friend was in a car crash he had his seatbelt on the car was on fire i was in there with him but I didn't have my seatbelt on but i lived he didn't because his seat belt was jammed and the car exploded I miss him every day and still to this day when I am driving I do not where my seatbelt

      about 1 year ago
    • Frederik Schwaner
      Frederik Schwaner In reply to Console gamer 1234

      Sorry about your friend, but dude are you retarded? The chance of getting stuck in a burning car is minuscule compared to any other type of accident. Even slow speed collisions can be fatal. Stop being a child and put on your damn seatbelt, it's there for a reason.

      about 1 year ago
    • Anna Fresa
      Anna Fresa

      It shocks me that Armenian male drivers think like : If I have a crash, the seatbelt isn't going to help me. They and many other people do actually underestimate the power, importance and usefulness of the seatbelts. You can see that in this video. I was always wondering how can a driver get beheaded at a car crash, obviously it happens when the neck hits the steering wheel.

      about 1 year ago