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19th May '16 5:47:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in Larry Niven's later KnownSpace stories: No one uses or even needs seatbelts since every vehicle in the universe is comprehensively equipped with outrageously effective automatic safety, restraint and crash protection systems. Who needs a seatbelt when your driver's seat has a built-in force field?

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* Subverted in Larry Niven's later KnownSpace ''Literature/KnownSpace'' stories: No one uses or even needs seatbelts since every vehicle in the universe is comprehensively equipped with outrageously effective automatic safety, restraint and crash protection systems. Who needs a seatbelt when your driver's seat has a built-in force field?
18th Jan '16 11:09:32 PM azul120
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* ''Anime/CrossAnge'': The Para-mails lack seat belts, which, in flight mode, which is tantamount to a flying bike, is nothing if not lethal. Enforced in this case as the Normas who pilot them are treated as CannonFodder by the WorldOfMana. [[TheArtifact This is left unchanged for no apparent reason when the Norma escape Arzenal and restart Libertus.]]



* Averted in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock,'' where the arms of the chairs on the ''Excelsior'' folded down to become essentially a safety bar.

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* Averted in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock,'' ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', where the arms of the chairs on the ''Excelsior'' folded down to become essentially a safety bar.
5th Jan '16 11:40:20 PM Diask
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There are No Seat Belts on the CoolShip (when there are even ''seats''), particularly not on TheBridge. Whenever the ship is hit by EnergyWeapons, even if the DeflectorShields hold, everyone on board will be flung about by the StarTrekShake. Either the designers assumed that SpaceIsAnOcean, or everyone has a standing battle station.

''[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture Star Trek]]: [[TheMovie The Motion Picture]]'' did a LampshadeHanging on this, giving TheCaptain a chair whose arms folded down to function as a seat belt. Kirk wound up being tossed around anyway despite this. ''Star Trek III: The Search for Spock'' also had an impressive sequence of the bridge crew aboard the Excelsior buckling up in similar fashion before activating the transwarp drive -- which instantly [[PhlebotinumBreakdown broke down]].

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There are No Seat Belts on the CoolShip CoolStarship (when there are even ''seats''), particularly not on TheBridge. Whenever the ship is hit by EnergyWeapons, even if the DeflectorShields hold, everyone on board will be flung about by the StarTrekShake.ScreenShake. Either the designers assumed that SpaceIsAnOcean, or everyone has a standing battle station.

''[[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture Star Trek]]: [[TheMovie The Motion Picture]]'' ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' did a LampshadeHanging on this, giving TheCaptain a chair whose arms folded down to function as a seat belt. Kirk wound up being tossed around anyway despite this. ''Star Trek III: The Search for Spock'' ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' also had an impressive sequence of the bridge crew aboard the Excelsior buckling up in similar fashion before activating the transwarp drive -- which instantly [[PhlebotinumBreakdown broke down]].



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* Referenced by name in ''{{Andromeda}}'' episode 'Belly of the Beast', made by Beka after she is tossed around the bridge in yet another explosion.

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* Referenced by name in ''{{Andromeda}}'' ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' episode 'Belly of the Beast', made by Beka after she is tossed around the bridge in yet another explosion.






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11th Dec '15 9:14:48 AM Veanne
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* AvertedTrope in ''Webcomic/{{Galaxion}}'', where TheBridge has seatbelts (yay!). It used to be a private yacht of a very, very eccentric (and impossibly rich, obviously) man, so he might have been a Troper?
18th Oct '15 5:35:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheFastAndTheFurious'': Oddly enough, the lack of seat belt use seems to have little effect on [[RuleOfCool anyone's ability to survive catastrophic crashes]].

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* ''TheFastAndTheFurious'': ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'': Oddly enough, the lack of seat belt use seems to have little effect on [[RuleOfCool anyone's ability to survive catastrophic crashes]].



* ''WhereEaglesDare'': While being escorted by Weissner and a carload of Nazis, Smith and Schaffer attack their guards, causing the vehicle to crash. Weissner is flung headfirst through the windshield and flies several feet in front of the car.
* In ''The Last Seduction'', Linda Fiorentino has been found out on her criminal activities but (while driving) convinces the man to accept sex in lieu of capturing her. When he undoes his seat belt to expose himself, she deliberately drives into a tree, killing him.

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* ''WhereEaglesDare'': ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'': While being escorted by Weissner and a carload of Nazis, Smith and Schaffer attack their guards, causing the vehicle to crash. Weissner is flung headfirst through the windshield and flies several feet in front of the car.
* In ''The Last Seduction'', ''Film/TheLastSeduction'', Linda Fiorentino has been found out on her criminal activities but (while driving) convinces the man to accept sex in lieu of capturing her. When he undoes his seat belt to expose himself, she deliberately drives into a tree, killing him.
30th Sep '15 9:43:41 AM Jake
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* Passenger trains and public buses generally don't have seatbelts, but [[RealityIsUnrealistic counter-intuitively enough this is actually safer.]] Unless you can ensure that ''every single passenger'' is wearing them at all times when the vehicle is in motion -and neither trains nor buses can stop at will to let you stretch your legs or take a leak- then they create more problems than they solve; effective seat restraints require much heavier and more solid seats, which exacerbate injuries to unrestrained passengers. [[http://www.vox.com/2015/5/13/8600511/amtrak-crash-seat-belts Further reading.]]


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7th Sep '15 4:02:13 PM kchishol
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* One of the subtle element in ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' is the fact that none of the ground fire crews wear seat belts in their vehicles. In truth, seat belt usage in emergency vehicles would not be mandatory until the 1980s, which could be considered since PublicServiceAnnouncement campaigns about the need to buckle up really began to ramp up in ubiquity in TheSeventies.

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* One of the subtle element in ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' is the fact that none of the ground fire crews wear seat belts in their vehicles. In truth, seat belt usage in emergency vehicles would not be mandatory until the 1980s, TheEighties, which could be considered pdd since PublicServiceAnnouncement campaigns about the need to buckle up really began to ramp up in ubiquity in TheSeventies.
7th Sep '15 4:01:28 PM kchishol
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* One of the subtle element in ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' is the fact that none of the ground fire crews wear seat belts in their vehicles. In truth, seat belt usage in emergency vehicles would not be mandatory until the 1980s, which could be considered since PublicServiceAnnouncement campaigns about the need to buckle up really began to ramp up in ubiquity in TheSeventies.
9th Jul '15 9:50:35 AM WillKeaton
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-->'''Col. Sandurz:''' Sir, shouldn't you buckle up?\\

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-->'''Col. Sandurz:''' Sir, shouldn't you buckle up?\\up?
21st Mar '15 4:51:33 AM Medinoc
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-->'''Col. Sandurz:''' Sir, shouldn't you buckle up?\\
-->'''Dark Helmet:''' Oh, buckle this!
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