Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 20:27:32 GMT
From: "Nasty Bob" <>
Subject: Re: SeatBelt Replacement for 1996 SAAB 2.0L Convertable

"Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message > On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 17:18:08 GMT, Bob <> wrote: > > On 10 Feb 2006 14:42:57 GMT, Dave Hinz <> wrote: > > > >>> To answer your question, Google "seatbelt failure", read some of the > >>> cases. There are plenty of cases. > >> > >>Well, that's not exactly a "cite", but that's a start. > > > > Dig into a few, there are cases. > > (shrug) I'm not the one claiming there's a cite in there somewhere. > > >>> Whether or not buying a used seatbelt increases the odds of seatbelt > >>> failure is a different discussion. > >> > >>It's part of the same point, but whatever. > > > > Sort of. I was answering your point about "show me one instance, ever, > > of a seat belt failing". > > Nice creative snipping there. You seem to have missed the part which > included said failure changing the outcome for the patient. If a crash > is intense enough to cause a seatbelt to fail, the fleshy person-type > thing that the seatbelt was holding, will have fared much worse. A > seatbelt, you see, is stronger than flesh. If the seatbelt is damaged, > chances are pretty damn high that the flesh will not have done real well > in that same crash. Maybe there are cases where a used junkyard > seatbelt has failed where a used not-junkyard seatbelt would not have, > but all I've seen on that is vague handwaving and theorizing. > > > There are instances. > > So you've said. Jeez Dave - Most people have a bad day at work, they come home and kick the dog... Are you a lawyer or something? You're starting to sound like the playground bully. You closed your case in your first post, where you pointed out that every second-hand car comes with a second-hand seat belt. Lighten up a little :)

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