Good point. I do remember how smooth our limo rides were, and I felt safe and protected -- I guess it's just how a ride like that can affect someone who doesn't experience it that often. The rides were so smooth and quiet, I could tell we were not rolling at breakneck speed wherever we were. It was a luxury ride, so we rode at a luxurious rate, especially in NYC, Baltimore, and NOLA.
I don't think this doomed party had that same floating feeling when they took their final ride, however. SMH. At least one passenger commented on her cellphone that the limo was very loud, etc., etc.
Oh in this case I absolutely think it's likely the passengers would have put on seat belts if they were available. The victims were clearly uneasy with the state of the limo and it's such a shame they didn't have the option to put on a seat belt. Idk whether or not seat belts would have saved their lives in this case, but maybe they would have.