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7th Feb '16 2:59:36 AM foxley
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* ''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
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* 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
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* The Music/ChuckBerry song "No Particular Place To Go":
--> Can you imagine the way I felt
--> When I couldn't unfasten my safety belt
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14th Jul '15 5:47:09 PM manepony101
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* 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.

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* 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
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* ''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.

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* ''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.

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* 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.

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* ''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.]]

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* 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.

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* 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.

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* 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.

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

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-->--'''Black -->-- '''Black Mage''', ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]''.
5th Sep '14 8:27:36 AM eowynjedi
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* ''[[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.

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* ''[[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
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* ''[[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.
8th Jun '14 4:08:24 PM Discar
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-->''"Bah, seat belts. They kill because they hate."''
-->--Black Mage, from ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]''.

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-->''"Bah, ->''"Bah, seat belts. They kill because they hate."''
-->--Black Mage, from -->--'''Black Mage''', ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]''.
6th Jun '14 8:02:09 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* Rogue gets caught in a burning truck this way at the beginning of the first ''Film/XMen1'' film. Wolverine, who was not wearing his, gets thrown a good twenty feet out through the windshield and is only saved from serious injury or death by his [[MadeOfIron unbreakable bones]] and HealingFactor. In the second film she has trouble putting ''on'' her seatbelt in an airplane, and subsequently gets sucked out of it.

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* Rogue gets caught in a burning truck this way at the beginning of the first ''Film/XMen1'' film.''Film/XMen1''. Wolverine, who was not wearing his, gets thrown a good twenty feet out through the windshield and is only saved from serious injury or death by his [[MadeOfIron unbreakable bones]] and HealingFactor. In the second film she has trouble putting ''on'' her seatbelt in an airplane, and subsequently gets sucked out of it.
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