Date: 10 Feb 2006 19:50:15 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: SeatBelt Replacement for 1996 SAAB 2.0L Convertable

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.

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