Proof of why we will always need regulations

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member VIP

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    Because if given the chance money grubbing CEOs don't care about people they just want more and more money.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...nair-ceo-seatbelts-dont-matter_n_2092036.html

    Michael O'Leary, Ryanair CEO, Says Seatbelts On Planes 'Don't Matter'

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    Ryanair's ever outspoken CEO has raised eyebrows again by asserting that seatbelts on airplanes are pointless, in an attempt to lobby for standing room only sections on his planes -- a move he also tried back in 2009.

    Stating that airplanes are just buses with wings, he asserted that “if there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you,†in an interview with the Telegraph. He added, "You don't need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don't need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph and if they crash you're all dead..."

    O'Leary hopes to get around EU safety regulations that require passengers to be belted in for take-off and landing so that he can remove the last 10 rows of seats from his planes and make them standing room only for a price of £1 ($1.60.)

    He assured the paper that if it came between £25 for the seat and £1 for the standing cabin, the standing cabin would book up first.

    "You should be able to choose from a safety perspective," he said. “We don't have heavy landings anymore. If you say to someone, 'look, hang onto the handle there, you're coming in to land', they'll be fine."

    Not everyone would agree.

    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the use of seatbelts is to ensure passenger safety during take off, landing and in the case of turbulence.

    The FAA website notes that approximately 58 people in the United States are injured by turbulence each year while not wearing their seat belts. And, from 1980 through 2008, of the 234 turbulence accidents experienced by U.S. carriers, 298 serious injuries and three fatalities resulted.

    Back in 2010, 30 people were injured when a United flight hit severe turbulence, after which 21 people were transported to the hospital. More recently, in June, five were injured on another United flight that hit significant turbulence.

    One passenger had this to say: "...We hit some really severe turbulence and people who weren't buckled in, or the flight attendants, flew up and hit the ceiling of the plane and immediately were slammed down to the floor of the plane."

    Would you fly without a seatbelt? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
  2. stripes

    stripes New Member VIP

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    stockholders are people too
  3. RH Goatcabin

    RH Goatcabin Glowing with wonder VIP

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    How come Yellow School Buses don't have seat belts Mr. Regulator? Seat belts in airplanes are kinda pointless, if the plane goes down, everyone dies. That having been said I am Pro Seat Belts in airplanes....I guess I would rather die strapped in.
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    Avery Well-Known Member

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    Don't buy a standing room only ticket then, fag.
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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Agreed about school buses, but seatbelts do indeed serve a purpose on planes. If you've ever been through a few pockets of turbulence you'll know what I mean. On a retarded tangent, in Texas, if you're over 21, you can ride a motorcycle with no helmet. Regardless of age, you cannot ride a bicycle with no helmet :derp:

    This O'Leary guy sounds like Irwin Mainway....

    [video]http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/irwin-mainway/1185611/[/video]
  6. Magnificent Mr. Hole

    Magnificent Mr. Hole Well-Known Member VIP

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    If for some reason the plane turns upside down, like in the current film Flight you need to have everyone wearing seat belts or they'll all end up flying all over the place like a few of the people in the film do.
  7. RiotGrip

    RiotGrip New Member

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    When Sully landed his plane on the hudson river back in 2009, do you think everyone would have survived if there was a standing room only section? Hard to say for sure, but my guess is there might have been some bodies flying in the cabin if some weren't strapped in. This could be a slippery slope to something potentially more dangerous.
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    Bosch76 Well-Known Member VIP

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    for $1 I would buy a fucking helmet and stand.

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