To ease your mind my opinion about seat belts has changed. The bottom line is driving a vehicle responsibly takes full attention at all times and you have to be prepared for surprises. It is not a game, it is probably the most dangerous activity most people will ever engage in, and most never consider that. They cannot build a vehicle that will ever account for human error.
I have been driving for 40 years, from two wheels up to thirty plus wheels pushing a quarter million pounds. I have done this accident free by always following one simple rule "NEVER engage transmission until brain is fully engaged".
If you were not so bent on being supercilious you would explain if it changed from no to yes, or from yes to no. The anecdote you shared is not clear as a reference point. You were badgered to wear them... did you agree anyhow? Or did you disagree anyhow?
Anyhow yes they help in severe maneuvers too. That’s why race car drivers wear these harnesses, it isn’t just to keep from flying out of the car in case of wreck. Take it from the Real Men: safety belts make sense.
Well, maybe it wasn’t because of your attitude that you forgot to make it clear. But proud attitudes do make people tend to forget stuff. It even happens to me.