Brian I am not saying they are of no use. I am sure they do save lives. But just because you have one on. Doesn't mean you are going to walk away from every wreck. Glad your son made it out.Glad he can live to be a grumpy old man like the rest of us.
But some people think they are some kind of magic shield. I went to a friend of mines brothers funeral in 1973. He had built a car that was equal to a NASCAR stocker. Tried to out run the cops one day. Hit a bridge poll at around 150.From what the cop estimated he was doing. At the funeral I heard people say. Don't know why he was killed. He had his seatbelt on.