Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Buckle Up

Hello Darlings,

Beautiful spring day here in London, but I can only look at it from the window.
Oh well there will be other days when I am well enough to go out, just not today.

I found this today on a really lovely blog, that I stupidly lost. I did leave her a comment so I hope she pops by, as she did have a really nice blog.
Anyway on her blog she had found a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that is from the UK.
I did tell her that I had never seen it and that in fact we do have a couple of very graphic ones on TV right now about what happens to your internal organs when you are in a head on collision and not wearing your seat belt.

Watch this PSA, I promise there is no gore in it, but oh my is it powerful click here

I am a stickler for making people wear their seat belts, front and back of the car. I have refused to start the car until people do buckle up. I even once asked a friends sister to get a taxi cab, as she refused to buckle up. She didn't want to get her bloused creased and I didn't want her death on my hands should we have had a crash. Apart from anything else, it is the law in this country and there are very few exceptions to that law. In my car I am responsible for safe driving and getting you from A to B in a safe manner, but I don't have a crystal ball and while I have every intention of getting people there safely accidents do happen.

If I found my kids driving with out their seatbelts on, I would remove their keys and I don't care how old they are.
Please watch it, trust me it is amazing and no gore either.

Clunk, click every trip.

Much love


  1. Sorry to hear that you are not able to enjoy this rare bit of sunshine we are having :(. Keep your spirits up.
    I totally agree with you about the seatbelt thing.
    *kisses* HH

  2. Gosh Lia, I hope you feel better soon. I really do. :( I am glad the sun is shining there! And I'm very happy to hear that you are a stickler for seatbelts! Safety first, right?

  3. I can't imagine not wearing a seatbelt.

    All the best, Lia!

  4. I love your positive attitude. You WILL feel better soon and THEN you'll truly enjoy the bliss of it and the opportunities it allows you.

    Buckle up, indeed!

  5. Hi Lia,
    love your post below ! oh dear...i know the language issue...it's so true in some places on the coast, one doesn't actually have to speak Spanish. Lots of my English friends speak Spanish so-so. My boyfriend is Spanish so it makes it easier for me to speak Spanish !

    As for the parador, i'm so sorry you found it terrible..I was wondering if you stayed there before the restoration works or after. It's good to know! The premises are so special.. My boyfriend and I still want to go there...we're helpless romantics ! :-)

  6. Dear Lia,
    You are soooo right to clunk, click, every trip. Those adverts are hard-hitting, aren't they ? They really do remind me to drive exactly to the speed limit though, so, I think that they work.....the seat belt one, the speed limit one and the don't drink and drive one.
    Sorry to hear that you are not going out at the moment. Are you feeling bad at the moment or, is this how your illness goes ? XXXX

  7. Wow--excellent clip!

    Yup--buckle up every time. And like you, the keys would be out of the kiddos hands if they didn't do the same.

  8. I've recently seen posters advising drivers not to text while driving. Text!!!! Aside from the fact that texting takes my entire concentration, it also takes both hands.

    Do people really text and drive? Totally scary. I'm with you on seatbelts. Feel lost without one.


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