History Main / JammedSeatbelts

17th Aug '16 1:22:20 PM Jacob175
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** [[spoiler: and, more importantly, why it was able to REROUTE THE EXHAUST. Engine fumes and breathing air do NOT mix in a normal car. That'd be suicidally stupid.]]

to:

*** [[spoiler: and, [[spoiler:And, more importantly, why it was able to REROUTE THE EXHAUST. Engine fumes and breathing air do NOT mix in a normal car. That'd be suicidally stupid.]]



* In the first season of ''IceRoadTruckers'' it's specifically noted that when driving big rigs over frozen lakes and rivers, drivers remove their seatbelts to bail more quickly. With a 15-20 MPH speed limit, injuries due to impacts aren't really a concern anyway.

to:

* In the first season of ''IceRoadTruckers'' ''Series/IceRoadTruckers'' it's specifically noted that when driving big rigs over frozen lakes and rivers, drivers remove their seatbelts to bail more quickly. With a 15-20 MPH speed limit, injuries due to impacts aren't really a concern anyway.



[[/folder]]

----
<<|ChaseScene|>>

to:

[[/folder]]

----
<<|ChaseScene|>>
[[/folder]]
5th Jul '16 4:43:27 PM R1ck
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This being TruthInTelevision has lead to the creation of rescue hooks, devices that can both cut seatbelts and break windows without risking injury to the user's hands. Some, such as the [=HawkHook=], take it further and add features such as [[CrazyPrepared wire strippers and bottle openers]].



Not only are you in general more likely to be saved by a seatbelt than killed by one that jams, ''even in the specific situation'' where you need to get out in a hurry (e.g. due to falling off a bridge into water) and the second or so it takes to remove your seatbelt counts, it's still better to be wearing a seatbelt, because if you're not, you're more likely to be [[StandardStatusEffects unconscious or dazed]]. That said, a character dying or nearly dying due to a safety device is too deliciously ironic an idea for some writers to pass up (see FailsafeFailure).

to:

Not only are you in general more likely to be saved by a seatbelt than killed by one that jams, ''even in the specific situation'' where you need to get out in a hurry (e.g. due to falling off a bridge into water) and the second or so it takes to remove your seatbelt counts, it's still better to be wearing a seatbelt, because if you're not, you're more likely to be [[StandardStatusEffects unconscious or dazed]].dazed. That said, a character dying or nearly dying due to a safety device is too deliciously ironic an idea for some writers to pass up (see FailsafeFailure).
7th Feb '16 2:59:36 AM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': In "Silent Voices", Joe has to dive into a reservoir to save a woman TrappedInAsinkingCar. It takes several attempts for the two of them to get the seatbelt open.
22nd Oct '15 1:03:53 PM Phred
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' Julien's plan to pilot a robot about to self destruct over a cliff and jump out just before he does is hampered by a seat belt.
-->'''Julien''': Timo! What is this thing around my waist?
-->'''Timo''': It's a safety belt, your majesty!
-->'''Julien''': News flash, I don't feel very safe right now because I'm strapped to an exploding dinosaur!!
30th Jul '15 4:22:05 PM KidDynamite
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Music]]
* The Music/ChuckBerry song "No Particular Place To Go":
--> Can you imagine the way I felt
--> When I couldn't unfasten my safety belt
[[/folder]]
14th Jul '15 5:47:09 PM manepony101
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' "Hank Gets Dusted", Dusty Hill gets his beard trapped in his seatbelt during a crash up derby which his car is in flames and other cars are about to hit him. Hank has to rescue him by cutting his trademark beard.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Hank Gets Dusted", [[Music/ZZTop Dusty Hill Hill]] gets his beard trapped in his seatbelt during a crash up derby which his car is in flames and other cars are about to hit him. Hank has to rescue him by cutting his trademark beard.
19th Apr '15 12:56:17 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/FinalDestination'' A car stalled on train tracks has one seatbelt jam, trapping the occupant until the very last minute. Possibly justified, since every death in the series is set up in a Rube Goldberg style relying on a series of coincidences.

to:

* ''Film/FinalDestination'' ''Film/FinalDestination1'' A car stalled on train tracks has one seatbelt jam, trapping the occupant until the very last minute. Possibly justified, since every death in the series is set up in a Rube Goldberg style relying on a series of coincidences.



* Happens to the character of Ray Embrey in ''{{Hancock}}'', as his car is about to be hit by a train approaching the railroad crossing where he halted on the rails and is jammed in by other cars in front and back. Partially subverted when Ray Embrey at least can wind down the driver window in an attempt to escape. Played straight when his seatbelt jams and the doorhandle breaks off in his hand.

to:

* Happens to the character of Ray Embrey in ''{{Hancock}}'', ''Film/{{Hancock}}'', as his car is about to be hit by a train approaching the railroad crossing where he halted on the rails and is jammed in by other cars in front and back. Partially subverted when Ray Embrey at least can wind down the driver window in an attempt to escape. Played straight when his seatbelt jams and the doorhandle breaks off in his hand.



* ''LawAbidingCitizen''. One of the protagonist is trapped inside her vehicle as the cars of her colleagues explode around her, waiting for her inevitable death. This is implied to be due to the same sabotage that blew up the other cars.

to:

* ''LawAbidingCitizen''.''Film/LawAbidingCitizen''. One of the protagonist is trapped inside her vehicle as the cars of her colleagues explode around her, waiting for her inevitable death. This is implied to be due to the same sabotage that blew up the other cars.



* Goose in the first ''MadMax'' film has this happen to him when the pickup he's driving crashes thanks to Johnny's throwing of a wheel through the windscreen. [[KillItWithFire This is especially bad, considering what happens to him next.]]

to:

* Goose in the first ''MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax'' film has this happen to him when the pickup he's driving crashes thanks to Johnny's throwing of a wheel through the windscreen. [[KillItWithFire This is especially bad, considering what happens to him next.]]



* There was a background plot in an episode of ''TheWestWing'' where some woman whose husband had died because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt was trying to sue the president for pointing out in a speech (as an example of a situation where the benefits outweigh the risks) that sometimes seatbelts jam, claiming that this was what had led her husband not to wear one. Sam spent the episode arguing that Bartlet should come out in favor of a national seatbelt law to counter the bad publicity. Bartlet wasn't having it.

to:

* There was a background plot in an episode of ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' where some woman whose husband had died because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt was trying to sue the president for pointing out in a speech (as an example of a situation where the benefits outweigh the risks) that sometimes seatbelts jam, claiming that this was what had led her husband not to wear one. Sam spent the episode arguing that Bartlet should come out in favor of a national seatbelt law to counter the bad publicity. Bartlet wasn't having it.



* In TheSopranos Sean Gismonte and Matthew Bevilaqua try to kill Christopher by shooting him from a car. When Christopher starts shooting back, Matthew exits the car and gets away, but Sean gets tangled up in his seatbelt. Unfortunately for him, this makes him a pretty easy target.

to:

* In TheSopranos ''Series/TheSopranos'', Sean Gismonte and Matthew Bevilaqua try to kill Christopher by shooting him from a car. When Christopher starts shooting back, Matthew exits the car and gets away, but Sean gets tangled up in his seatbelt. Unfortunately for him, this makes him a pretty easy target.



* In ''KingOfTheHill'' "Hank Gets Dusted", Dusty Hill gets his beard trapped in his seatbelt during a crash up derby which his car is in flames and other cars are about to hit him. Hank has to rescue him by cutting his trademark beard.

to:

* In ''KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' "Hank Gets Dusted", Dusty Hill gets his beard trapped in his seatbelt during a crash up derby which his car is in flames and other cars are about to hit him. Hank has to rescue him by cutting his trademark beard.
5th Feb '15 5:32:30 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--'''Black Mage''', ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]''.

to:

-->--'''Black -->-- '''Black Mage''', ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]''.
5th Sep '14 8:27:36 AM eowynjedi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[Film/Rush2013 Rush]]'' depicts the RealLife crash of Nicki Lauda at the Nurburing. The five-point seatbelt is focused on before the race begins, and in the crash, Lauda struggles with it while burning alive. The other drivers who come to rescue him manage to pop the catch.

to:

* ''[[Film/Rush2013 Rush]]'' ''Film/{{Rush|2013}}'' depicts the RealLife crash of Nicki Lauda at the Nurburing.Nürburgring track. The five-point seatbelt is focused on before the race begins, and in the crash, Lauda struggles with it while burning alive. The other drivers who come to rescue him manage to pop the catch.
13th Aug '14 10:41:08 AM eowynjedi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''[[Film/Rush2013 Rush]]'' depicts the RealLife crash of Nicki Lauda at the Nurburing. The five-point seatbelt is focused on before the race begins, and in the crash, Lauda struggles with it while burning alive. The other drivers who come to rescue him manage to pop the catch.
This list shows the last 10 events of 21. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.JammedSeatbelts