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  • One federal seat belt law for everyone in the vehicle

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  • One federal seat belt law, but just for children

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  • Leave it up to the states to decide seat belt laws

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  • There should be no seat belt laws for adults

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    As one reading the poll results, its obvious that the majority of DP do not trust our federal government..
    Our feds must have done something to "merit" this ...dislike... but what, exactly ??
    Or is this just yet another case of the feds being one step ahead of the people where is come to civilization???....or advancement....
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    NO seatbelt laws? What about for children passengers?
    Why is the exception always children? Besides its not like seat belts are made for children.

    But no, not even for children.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    leave it to the states, they know how much manpower they have to enforce the laws they put in place. Otherwise the federal government would have to help keep the police department staffed because they would certainly not have enough resources to go around.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Wow...generalize much?
    Okay, then they are willfully risking themselves. Better?
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Okay, then they are willfully risking themselves. Better?
    Much better. Now, why can't people risk themselves if they so wish?
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    A seatbelt can keep a driver in their seat (and passangers from interfering with the driver) thereby promoting control of the vehicle after the initial collision. That's why not wearing it risks others.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Why a single shoulder belt? Wouldn't a crossing 'X' shoulder and chest belt be much safer? It would only require one additional click.

    What do you mean by: "Burn up in a fire"?
    Well there are technical, economic and ergonomic reasons. Seatbelts are now supplemented by supplemental restraint systems such are front airbags and/or side curtains. This prevents most primary and secondary impact injuries. Economically it would increase the cost of restraint systems due to vehicle structural modifications, increased complexity and testing. Ergonomically there is the issue of donning the restraint, which already exists with the current 3-point restraint. Given the differences in population anthropometrics and people's limited patience with donning seatbelts, it has been accepted that a 3-point restraint will provide a reasonable level of protection in most crashes.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well there are technical, economic and ergonomic reasons. Seatbelts are now supplemented by supplemental restraint systems such are front airbags and/or side curtains. This prevents most primary and secondary impact injuries. Economically it would increase the cost of restraint systems due to vehicle structural modifications, increased complexity and testing. Ergonomically there is the issue of donning the restraint, which already exists with the current 3-point restraint. Given the differences in population anthropometrics and people's limited patience with donning seatbelts, it has been accepted that a 3-point restraint will provide a reasonable level of protection in most crashes.
    while airbags do brace a person in the case of a crash, that is only from hitting the steering wheel. is a person is driving 60 mph and crashes with no seatbelt on, the airbag does not prevent them from going through the window. It's not my business though, if you don't want to take an extra 3 seconds to put on something that could keep you from flying hundreds of feet through the air in the case of a crash, have fun. I will be safely secured.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    I still don't see how making someone wear a seat belt compares to a motorcycle?
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    My thinking is similar, BUT, that does NOT make it "right".
    In truth, its not "your" car, its society's, its the other passengers in the vehicle, its even the man on the street.. Read the other posts as I have...
    In other words, lets be less selfish and more aware of the way things really are....
    As far as the silly "losing of rights and liberties" goes...this has been going on since day one, with the advent of the second human....
    Um. No. It is MY car. Otherwise society would be paying MY insurance on MY car. And I shouldn't have to pay to get it smogged or have it filled with gas. When that happens, then yes. It can be societies car. Until then, NO IT IS NOT.

    I am not being selfish, either. I choose to not wear it. ME. Its MY body. I am fed up with some government agency telling me what I can or can't do when it comes to just ME and MY BODY. Get it? Got it? Good.

    By the way...have they passed a seat belt law for school buses yet?

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