RoadsterRacer87 saidi wanna know how he didn't get cited for driving without a seat belt. i was just waiting for him to get rear-ended or something and go flying forward
He probably took it off after he stopped is my guess.
that's still dumb. any time you're on an active roadway in a car, whether you're driving or pulled to the side, you should always have your belt on in the event somebody rear-ends you. A distracted driver is more likely to follow a pair of bright red taillights in his peripheral vision than the lines on the roadway. Its similar to why people who pull off the road in heavy fog are supposed to turn off all external lights on the car.
I guess that's a good point, but I don't know how often people who get pulled over also get rear ended. The driver would have to be stupid enough to A: veer off the freeway onto the curb, and B: not notice flashing police lights.
You wouldn't turn off your lights because those serve as a visual cue. But your car is a visual cue and your seatbelt is more like a "use it when you're moving" thing, though stopping on the freeway is a grey area. I'd definitely keep my seatbelt on. But I definitely wouldn't fasten your seatbelt if I was sitting in the car outside a mall.