Definitions

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  • adj. Not wearing a seatbelt.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ seatbelted

Examples

  • I have no trouble with these public-health measures and not just because (1) an unseatbelted cousin was killed when he was thrown from the back seat of a car that hit a tree and (2) my mother died because the cancer that she got from smoking had crossed over from a lung that had been removed into her other lung.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Poll of VC Readers

  • I have no trouble with these public-health measures and not just because (1) an unseatbelted cousin was killed when he was thrown from the back seat of a car that hit a tree and (2) my mother died because the cancer that she got from smoking had crossed over from a lung that had been removed into her other lung.troll_dc2(Quote)

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Poll of VC Readers

  • People would continue to die unnecessarily of cigarette smoking or in unseatbelted automobile accidents.

    The right case for optimism

  • People may feel safer in limos and taxis, driven by professional drivers, than in ordinary cars -- and thus neglect to buckle up -- but a crash in one can be just as deadly (witness the death of unseatbelted Princess Diana).

    Jeff Stier: Foolish Celebrity Statement of the Day, from Matt Lauer

  • Anecdotes like those posted by Jeep33 do a disservice to those follow the advice and in fact expose the unseatbelted to far greater risk of death and serious injury in even a minor accident.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • We were driven around in what felt like a giant, bumpy circle for probably half an hour - zip-tied, unseatbelted and toppling into each other at every turn or stop.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

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