Ever notice that seat belts were lacking on various USS Enterprises? Yeah, the ships had inertia dampeners but if they were so great, why were crew members routinely tossed about the bridge during tactical engagements?
The NX-01 did have have a safety harness introduced into the Captain's chair (other crew members still had to contend with boing bounced around the bridge). But all of the succeeding Enterprises (and presumably other Starfleet ships) seem to have abandoned the safety measure.
The above video mashup of all the times an Enterprise was destroyed (in the movies) shows that not having seatbelts might have been something of an oversight or design flaw... 🙂
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