I personally wear my seat belt every single time I get into a car. If I'm driving, the car doesn't move until everyone's buckled up. I don't need to get in a wreck, and have someone behind me slam into me and put me in the hospital or kill me because they weren't buckled in, I'd have a real problem with that. I haven't been in many wrecks, the only one that really comes to mind is when I rear-ended that Altima on the Tappan Zee. Going less then 5 mph, but it was enough of a jolt to me that the next day my neck was a little sore, probably because I tensed up when I saw I was going to hit. However, my son was in a five point harness car seat. He didn't move, and actually laughed after we hit. Had he not been in that seat, he wouldn't have been laughing...
The only bus I've ever seen that had seat belts around here was one of the very small, four seats on each side busses. The bigger ones around here don't have 'em, and God forbid if one of those things ever roll, they way they pack kids in, especially in high school, every single one of those kids would be, at least, injured or, at worst, dead.
And, I'm with Crystal. Air bags are way dangerous. Yes, we're not supposed to put certain aged children in the front, but what about people like her? I have no doubt that if Crystal were to get in a wreck, and the air bag went off, it would knock her head off, and I'm sure I wouldn't do much better. I have to sit way close to the steering wheel to see what I'm doing, and I've always had to drive like that. So why can't we turn those things off for our own safety? Kinda screwy.
So I guess what I'm trying to say is that there's a lot of stuff screwed up in terms of safety devices and transit, as the beginning post states.
So, in short, I always wear my belt. That's just what I do. It's what I've always done. I believe they save lives.