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.
I think seat belts are a wise choice, particularly for the reason you state. I have no chance of recovering control of a vehicle that is rolling over on top of me.
I did not like being forced by law to wear them. I don't like the idea that a motorcycle cop could pull me over in a big one ton dually truck and write me a ticket for not being "strapped in".
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