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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2006, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just finished doing a search for cages on this page, went back 2 years and there was a lot of good reading. More should do this...including ME. I decided that I dont know much about roll cages and there is a lot of diffrent thoughts on building them...so for the time being I still lost and cage-less.
But 3 other posts really stood out for me.
1. Fisrt aid kits. As a EMS instructor remember dont over stock your kit even if you are trained to use the equipment. You are working outside of your responce area thus outside of your medical directors proticals. Furthermore you may be more qualified and performing skills that are not allowd to the responder in the unit that is coming to take your patient to the hospital. Be Carefull out there.
2. Where is the best place to put your kid in a jeep? That genorated alot of good responces. Back seat and buckled in my 1980 dayly driver CJ-7.
3. Would you buy your kid a jeep for a first vehicle. More good responces. Yes but Id teach them how to drive it first. However I wont buy them something as old as a CJ. Ill probibly go for a 2000+ model (but Ive got 9 and 12 years till mine are driving) As for teaching them. I work as a career FireFighter on the Heavy rescue truck and my entire family hears the stories that I tell. The responce I get is my kids are always bucked (unless they are checking cattle in the field But I complane Vigerously about that) And my wife "Ive been driving for 20years without a problem" Guess Ill be a widow soon. And Yes I cringe when the wife takes my CJ because as we all know "driving" a car is not the same as "driving" an older or modified jeep. Furthermore if she refuse to where a seatbelt when Im driving I know she isnt when shes driving... Ive been thinking about having some cops I know pull her over and ticket her for no belt... Ok I might end up divorced befor Im a widow! lol
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I amazes me why people don't like to wear seat belts.....

A little fact...we average over 42,000 auto accident deaths in the US each year....

Of those 42,000, about 60% were not wearing seatbelts. It is estimated that if everyoen wore seatbelts, it would save at least 15-20K lives...and reduce serious enjury by over 50%......and save the us a whole lot more money that what we are spending in Iraq....

Just think of how many attorneys you could put out of business.
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No CJs for young drivers. I gave my 16 year old girl one to drive. She rolled it wirhin the first month driving, on a straight paved road. Spent $2,500 on parts to fix it and gave back to her. Two weeks later she crashed it again; bent mostly the same parts. I put her in an Escort.

I let my oldest boy drive it with me in it once. He was 18 at the time. We went around every corner on a dirt road sideways until I could break the fear long enough to scream STOP.

That was enough.
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I amazes me why people don't like to wear seat belts.....

A little fact...we average over 42,000 auto accident deaths in the US each year....

Of those 42,000, about 60% were not wearing seatbelts. It is estimated that if everyoen wore seatbelts, it would save at least 15-20K lives...and reduce serious enjury by over 50%......and save the us a whole lot more money that what we are spending in Iraq....

Just think of how many attorneys you could put out of business.

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While I'm all for less attorneys, this crap steams me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Are we really targeting the increased medical costs because people get hurt when they're not wearing a seat belt???

If it's money we're looking at saving, then let's get people to stop eating at McDonald's 7 days a week, and have America lose weight. All of the health issues that are attributable to overweight people surely make up a huge amount of the overall health issues of our country.

I'm not against wearing a seatbelt, though I don't always wear it, but I am against having a LAW that says I have to. What's next -- is there going to be a law that says I can't have a cheeseburger and fries, because it's bad for me, and causes me to go to the hospital at 50 for balloon angioplasty? Think about it.

I'd love to see the cost figures on that -- high cholesterol, drugs, doctor visits, balloon angioplasty, etc., vs non-seatbelt accidents. I know a guy - 30 years old, 75 pounds too heavy, on high bloodpressure medication. All covered by his insurance. Great. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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What's next -- is there going to be a law that says I can't have a cheeseburger and fries, because it's bad for me
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actually that's already on the table in NY. so yes.. that is next...
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What's next -- is there going to be a law that says I can't have a cheeseburger and fries

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They can have my cheeseburger when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers!
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