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Poll: Do you wear yours on duty

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Posted over 1 year ago

 

I wear mine and I hope all of you do too. If anything to keep your body parts from mixing up with your partners.


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..............................................................YES.........................................................................

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Put mine on before I even finish closing the door. Force of habit I guess.


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Yup, always. I usually peel it off as I'm arriving on a call.


Why do I wear it? Cause ya just never know.......



Incidentally, we had a local Judge one time say Police Officers were exempt from the seatbelt law. However, we are not exempt from the Laws of Physics!! 


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Always wear the seat belt, the reminder chimes are not disconnected in our patrol cars.   i wonder what they teach in the academy now days , because our last 2  recent academy graduates both fasten the seat belt behind the seat to silence the chimes since they don't wear the seatbelt.

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 ALWAYS  On duty, and off duty.

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Good to see so many of us actually wear them. I never used to until a Trooper told me that the Gov. would not pay death benefits if we were not wearing the proper safety equipment. I tried to reason with him that it is to hard to get in and out with a belt on and all our duty gear. Well I tried it and you can get in and out just as fast. Thanks for the response.


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My motto for life:
Let go and let GOD,
Only HE can control everything.

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Gudercop is correct, the federal death benefits also may not pay out if you are killed in a car accindent and not wearing your seatbelt. The same with the vest. There is a slight possability they will pay out by why risk it. I have done numerous ridealongs with various Agencies and as Guderocp says, the LEOs have been able to exit just as quickly with the seatbelt as if they wren't...I have never seen one get caught up. The seat belt is just another way to ensure you get home to your family at the end of your shift.

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In Colorado it's the law.


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I always put mine on, on and off duty. But their are some special cases were I do not put it on due to having to get out of the vehicle in a split second. 


You wouldn't go in there for a million bucks...A Cop does it for less...A Reserve does it for free....

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Off duty always. On duty except when patrolling small side streets and getting in and out of my vehicle frequently.

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No longer a field officer but yes, I always wear my seat belt. When I was still on the road I wore it then too !!!!


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I started wearing mine after I was involved in a fast chase and hit a small culvert, went airborne for 75 feet and ended up in the passenger's seat.


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I always wear a seatbelt out on patrol but take it off before rolling up at a call. I always have it off when I am sitting in the cruiser using the MWS. I have seen way too many cruiser crashes that officers have walked away from that they wouldn't have if they weren't wearing one.

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Yes, I always wear one .... with a twist.


Any police vehicle I've driven, I have used a seatbelt extender. I saw it as having a bit of a tactical advantage. You just keep the the extender attached to the buckle end in the car, not the male end that slides next to the door.


I found that a simple 6-inch extender was more convenient and faster to use. Instead of sliding my hand down my right side to release my belt with my fingertips, I used the extender and grabbed a good hold the buckle and released the belt with my thumb. Then, when it was time to buckle up, I would grab the receiving end with one hand and insert the male end in quickly and soundly. Sort of like seating a magazine in a mag well.


Both of my private vehicles have seatbelt extenders. Once you start using them, you never want to go back. And, for me, it has nothing to be with being overweight.


Seatbelt extenders are free through the manufacturer.


A long time ago, we used four-point seatbelt restraints, like in NASCAR. Someone figured out that the regular seatbelts were fine and the NASCAR belts slowly disappeared.


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Glad to see so many on here are using these life savers. Be safe out there people it is a jungle. Alan


Bad stuff happens to good people, handle it and overcome.
My motto for life:
Let go and let GOD,
Only HE can control everything.

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gudercop says ...



Glad to see so many on here are using these life savers. Be safe out there people it is a jungle. Alan


 


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"There are no naturally occurring metallic sounds in the jungle."


Think about it....



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Bumping an old one.


Bad stuff happens to good people, handle it and overcome.
My motto for life:
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Only HE can control everything.

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bump the bump. 


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