Don’t speak, just watch.
In this post , I am not going to rant, rave or otherwise chastise the most dangerous of drivers on our roads and no, not the taxis this time either.
I am referring to every person out there who STILL does not have their child secured in a car seat or if they are big enough , wearing a seat belt while in car.
It is absolutely unfathomable to me that in this day and age of information overload, there are still large number of people that drive with their kids unrestrained , leaning out the window or held in the arms of the passenger.
I urge you all that read this to share and send this post and the videos in it to everyone you know , through your Social Media Networks and get people to watch this so that the next time they take their kids in a car, it IS SEATBELTS FIRST!
This video below is from a crash test at 30 miles per hour or 48kmh – remember that our speed limit is 60kmh.
Air Bags & Child seats – Safe or Deadly?
This video demonstrates the effective use of car seats and the right way to install and use car seats, as well as showing the incredible dangers of air bags and unsecured children in vehicles.
Although this is from the US, it applies to everyone.
I lied. I am going to rant! How in the name of all that’s holy can people still put their kids in cars without seatbelts, booster seats or car seats ?!
I am sure that everyone reading this who DOES put their kids in car seats is tempted to yell out the window everytime they see kids standing up in the car, on the back seat on being held by a passenger in the front seat – “ARE YOU FUCKING STUPID??? PUT YOUR KID IN A CAR SEAT!!!”
For Fuck’s sakes people!
Here’s another video showing a child dummy have lots of fun with the laws of inertia. Gee, what joy it must be to fly through the interior of your parent’s car and smash your brains out against the dashboard doing 60kmh!
I can’t imagine how awesome it must be hearing the sound of your skull being crushed and the sight of your blood spraying out across the windscreen over the sounds of crunching steel, breaking glass and screeching tyres and the last thing you hear as you leave this world is the frantic , desperate soul wrenching cry of your parent looking down at your lifeless mangled corpse.
Just take a 3 minutes and watch this and absorb the absolute horror of physics at work in a moving vehicle.
After watching this , I want you to now take an image of your child and put it into this video and imagine for a moment what you would be feeling if the dummy in that video was your own precious loved one.
How would you live with yourself coming back to an empty home that once resonated with the laughter and light of your child , who is now nothing more than another fucking statistic?
Another testament to the stupidity and arrogance of people?
Most importantly, how would you live with yourself knowing that your child would still be alive if ONLY they had been buckled up?
I leave you with these images of kids and parents who will be asking themselves that very question every single second of every single hour of every single day for the rest of their lives.
In every single one of the images below, a child lost it’s life.
I hope this hits home, hard. Please share. We have to stop the carnage.
The next time you’re driving and see one of these stupid people with unsecured kids in their car, stop next to them , roll down your window and tell them in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS to ” STOP AND PUT A FUCKING SEAT BELT ON YOUR CHILD! ”
And that’s the Joburg Truth.