I'm sorry. Where I live no one knows how to drive. Or so I'm told, I don't know how to drive but my sister almost always comes back with some story about some jerk who can't drive. It's kind of amazing how many horrible drivers are out there.
I've been on those highways in the summertime and I would much prefer them over the massively crowded ones here leading in/out of Toronto. But I guess winters a different story. We got 10cm of snow last night and the traffic reporters were advising to tack on double the amount of travel time this morning than it would usually take. A bus wiped out on an off ramp, numerous other wipeouts... and so many train delays it wasn't funny.
I mean we live in Canada... you'd think that people would know how to drive in the snow by now.
That all being said, I hope you have a speedy recovery!
Generally the highway is fine. I also prefer Calgary to the ones around Toronto, driving those was slightly terrifying for me. But the drivers here are far more stupid, I think. I also think its easier to get a license here than other places. If my test is anything to go by, anyway.
Oh yeah, that's creditable. A nameless paper done written by someone nobody knows in no journal whatsoever, and from what I read, is composed mainly of straw man arguments and a focus on head-on collisions, which given the forces and speeds involved, are more than likely going to be fatal regardless of safety measures and for that matter, are not the most common kind of impact by far.
It is true that seatbelts can be dangerous. If you're trapped under water, or you've rolled, or the car is on fire and you're injured and can't free yourself, then a seatbelt becomes a liability. But by overwhelming numbers, the most common kind of accident is what I encountered: a fender bender, or being hit on the side of the vehicle. In that case, if you have nothing binding you to your seat, then instead of the bruises and damage from the seatbelt which you can recover from with time, your very fragile skull and rather fragile chest area is going to meet the windshield and dash respectively.
Moreover, there's such an overwhelming number of factors in every accident that you can't pin overall safety or danger on any one thing. Try reading this article for an explanation of that: [link]
You lost your car, that sucks. Also sucks you have to wait like that for a cast! Well, someday you won't be pained by this anymore, sorry that happened. I've been in a couple wrecks and they always leave you shaken as hell.
That shit sucks, at least you had a seat belt, you should be in the new ad campaigns, 'I was driving on the highway, a man... just drove right in front of me, I nearly died, if it wasn't for my seat belt... A message from the wear a seatbelt association'
It's not too bad now. Mostly my chest hurts from where the airbag hit me. I just can't straighten my arm, my elbow is totally locked up. If I try to straighten it, or grip things with my right hand, that's when it hurts.