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Old 01-22-2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Not wearing a seatbelt because the car did not have one

Published: 01/22/17 10:08 am EST.Updated: 01/22/17 10:10 am EST.

MARION COUNTY, Ohio - A man is dead after a crash in Marion County Sunday morning according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
OSHP said Thomas Young, 53, was driving a 1928 Ford Model A westbound on State Route 95 east of LaRue around 12:35 a.m. Sunday.
Young, from LaRue, drove off the right side of the road then overcorrected and drove of the left side of the road according to state troopers.
OSHP said the car hit a tree and Young was thrown from the vehicle.
Young was not wearing a seatbelt because the car did not have one according to OSHP.
Young was pronounced dead at the scene.








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Old 01-23-2017, 12:30 AM   #2
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To fit seatbelts here, they must be inspected and approved by an engineer. Most don't fit them because it is sooo dificult in our cars to meet the standards.I have fitted them but not had them inspected. I wear them every outing and if ever there was a crash, I'd consider them a 100% success if the Police took me to court over it. At least I would "be here to be there"!!!
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I need to get on making myself a set. Haven't got my car road worthy quite yet.(still no shocks).
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:47 AM   #4
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Don't worry, inspectors over here don't know Model A/s had shocks in the first place.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:49 AM   #5
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I need to get on making myself a set. Haven't got my car road worthy quite yet.(still no shocks).
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Don't worry, inspectors over here don't know Model A/s had shocks in the first place.
Drove mine for years without.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:59 AM   #6
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I'm sure many other people died on the same day despite wearing seat belts and even if they are fitted to a Model A it will never be like a modern car. Without crumple zones, collapsible steering columns and airbags all round but with 90 year old suspension and brakes an A needs driving under control all the time. I never drive my A on roads where it will be vulnerable to fast traffic, trucks and traffic density and anyway it is much more at home on the back roads. Yes, accidents may still happen but that is true when I use those same roads on my motorcycle, bicycle or even on foot.
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I think there can be no doubt that our risk of accident while driving our Model As is higher than when in our modern cars. Care is essential. If I am going to be driving my A, I NEVER touch a drop of alcohol before hand. I figure I have to be right on top of my game and impairment starts with the first sip of booze.
I'm not making any suggestion that this unfortunate Model A driver was anything but sober.
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Here is how I figure it, could he, due to the severity of the crash, have died with one, yes. But he absolutely died without one.
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Mine are there to keep me in, in case of the door popping open on a curve and bump, and having worn seat belts for over fifty years, I feel better with them. I remember Chevron Gas would sell and install them for $5 per set in 1965 or so.
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I think there can be no doubt that our risk of accident while driving our Model As is higher than when in our modern cars. Care is essential. If I am going to be driving my A, I NEVER touch a drop of alcohol before hand. I figure I have to be right on top of my game and impairment starts with the first sip of booze.
I'm not making any suggestion that this unfortunate Model A driver was anything but sober.
If i understand this right you are drinking alcohol driving a modern car?
When you are driving a modern car beware of model A drivers and don't crash into them..........they are probably wearing no seat belts.
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Wow this is about 40 minutes from where I live. I don't know the name though. Prayers to the family.
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If i understand this right you are drinking alcohol driving a modern car?NO!
When you are driving a modern car beware of model A drivers and don't crash into them..........they are probably wearing no seat belts.
Please don't try to twist my words.
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I'm putting them in my car! My wife and baby will be riding with me sometimes and we all want to make it home after a fun day of cruising.
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See http://cedarcreekas.org/TechTopics/index.php for one example of installing seatbelts in a Tudor.
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Don't worry, inspectors over here don't know Model A/s had shocks in the first place.

It is not the inspectors that require shocks.

It has been my experience A's with good springs are not manageable above 20-25 MPH without shocks.
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My condolences to Thomas Young's family and friends. Jeff
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Plenty of threads here on installing seat belts. IMHO, every owner should have them installed. And, if you are going to do it, take the next step and install retractable shoulder belts at the same time. Seat belts alone might save you but in a head-on, you are most certainly going to leave some teeth and face parts on the steering wheel or windshield.

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MIRACULOUSLY, I rode motorcycles for YEARS, without a seat belt, and I'm still ALIVE, to tipe this!!!
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A great many times in our lives it is extremely prudent to ignore laws.
The seat belt is one of those times.
Like many things in life, it is prudent to do things because they increase the quality of life - not because there is a 'law'.
The seat belt is one of those times.
I installed and began using seat belts in all my vehicle long before there was a law. It was not because there was a 'law' - it was because I believed it would help increase the odds of saving my life or reducing my injuries in a crash.
Currently there is a law that mandates seat belts. I do not wear seatbelts to comply with the law. I wear seatbelts because it is the prudent thing to do.
If there was a law that prohibited the wearing of seatbelts, I would ignore that law.
The seat belt is one of those times.
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MANY years back, we used seat belts, when they were available in the War Surplus Stores!
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