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“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#21 Mar 28, 2013
Yeah, you dont want to be the first example of your kid learning what a hypocrite is.
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I never wore my seatbelt until I had kids.
I want to lead by example, and not be the "do as I say, not as I do" dad.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#22 Mar 28, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I never wore my seatbelt until I had kids.
I want to lead by example, and not be the "do as I say, not as I do" dad.
my parents told us the car didn't work unless everyone was belted in... It worked, i don't ever remember having a problem belting up.

10 years ago i was in a car accident, adn until then we weren't quite sure of the desing of hte seat belts, but they worked./ the car was totalled, adn i could have walked away (ok, limped, b/c of the way my knee hit the dashboard). the EMTs were amazed that i hadn't hit the windshied due to the force of impact. i took photos and showed my nieces, who were old enough to know better yet still young enough to think its not cool to wear seat belts all teh tiem... dunno if it worked, but they were sufficiently horrified when i told the story and showed the photos.

“I looked, and behold,”

Since: Aug 08

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#23 Mar 28, 2013
RACE wrote:
Sublime: Very thought provoking post.
Thanks

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Chicago, IL

#24 Mar 28, 2013
Parents should actually parent? Crazy talk.
pde

Gilberts, IL

#25 Mar 29, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I make my kids wear a helmet. Pretty much they've only ridden around the culdesac. But what if they go on a longer ride with me? Show of hands. How many of you wear helmets when you ride a bicycle? I've never even owned one.
I do. I don't get on a bike, whether for urban riding or back-country without a helmet. A bike helmet has protected my brains from being scrambled on several back-country singletrack incidents. The pavement is harder than the bare ground, and cars can hit YOU (unlike rocks and trees, where you hit them).

I've also been hit by a car while riding.(He made a right turn into me when I had the right of way going straight.)

Since: Jan 10

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#26 Mar 29, 2013
pde wrote:
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I do. I don't get on a bike, whether for urban riding or back-country without a helmet. A bike helmet has protected my brains from being scrambled on several back-country singletrack incidents. The pavement is harder than the bare ground, and cars can hit YOU (unlike rocks and trees, where you hit them).
I've also been hit by a car while riding.(He made a right turn into me when I had the right of way going straight.)
From an article on bike riders/pedestrians getting hit by cars turning:
Driver: "I didn't SEE him!"
COp: "It's your JOB to see him."

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