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  • One federal seat belt law for everyone in the vehicle

    17 21.25%
  • One federal seat belt law, but just for children

    1 1.25%
  • Leave it up to the states to decide seat belt laws

    25 31.25%
  • There should be no seat belt laws for adults

    30 37.50%
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Thread: Seat Belt Laws

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    Please don't take this personal. I just want to present a scenario to prove you're wrong.

    Your driving down a highway with your two young children safely strapped in their car seats. You're not wearing any restraints because you firmly believe what you've falsely posted... that driving without a seatbelt endangers no one but the person that is not wearing a seatbelt.

    Then an accident happens as it so often does... You hit something on the highway, or fall asleep, or get a blowout, or get sideswiped by a hit and run driver, or [insert action here] that causes your car to suddenly stop moving from a rate high enough to cause your body to be propelled forward into the exploding airbag and roof breaking your neck.

    You're at peace now because your brain no longer functions and believe me that's a good thing since you don't have to hear your hysterical children calling for their daddy as the smoke and fire....over time....eventually burns them alive.

    I've seen the results of people who think like you so I hope you change your mind.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Even if u think it up to everyone to desiged if they one to protect themself or not. U have the problem is backseat passanger not being belted. Because the frontseat is not design to protect from the extreme impact of having the backseatpassenger slam in to them. Leading to possible death of the front seat passenger.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I don't because of my life experiances. I've seen the results of seat belt use and non-use in accidents. And each time it was contradictory to what the "experts" say.
    Then your experiences are much different than mine.

    I'll continue to be frustrated at turning up to these crashes time and time again knowing that that sometimes these dead people don't have to be dead and no doubt i'll keep wasting my time venting my frustration at the continuing needless deaths. At the end of the day it's your life not mine. Do what you you want. Nothing i say makes a difference. Everyone thinks they are invincible. It will never happen to them.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    A few yrs ago driving 15MPH, a cop stopped me b/c my friend was not wearing a seatbelt and gave her a ticket. Of course this was in upstate NY, so I guess it should be expected.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    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.
    Why did you quote me, since you didn't for a second address what I was discussing. You need to read again. I never said airbags replace seatbelts, I said they were supplemental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    I've never had to cut a dead body out of a seat belt.....

    I have, however, had to block the roadway off for an investigation and standby as the fire department hosed off the blood from an ejected driver/passenger off of the highway.
    I was an EMT for four years, and went out to some bad accidents. I've also been involved in some bad accidents.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    would someone please..... Think of the children!!!!!!
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    I didn't know there were so many stupid people here at DP.

    How could anybody be against seat belt laws. Maybe when the issue was a new idea but now that there are air bags in almost every car, if you don't have a seat belt to go with the air bag you will likely be severly hurt by the exploding bag.

    I used to buy crashed cars and I saw the evidence of people not wearing seat belts. I can't be in any car without a seat belt on anymore.

    What are the arguments against them other than some stupid idea of liberty being crushed.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I didn't know there were so many stupid people here at DP.

    How could anybody be against seat belt laws. Maybe when the issue was a new idea but now that there are air bags in almost every car, if you don't have a seat belt to go with the air bag you will likely be severly hurt by the exploding bag.

    I used to buy crashed cars and I saw the evidence of people not wearing seat belts. I can't be in any car without a seat belt on anymore.

    What are the arguments against them other than some stupid idea of liberty being crushed.
    I always wear my seatbelt in the car. But it's not the government's job to make me do so.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I always wear my seatbelt in the car. But it's not the government's job to make me do so.
    Do you have a problem with a law that says an adult has to protect a minor in a vehicle with a seat belt or other restarint device?

    Here in Mexico people don't follow any types of rules to protect thier kids.

    I see cars with kids hanging out the windows, out the sun roofs, babies on peoples laps, including the driver, and these cars have air bags, in the back of open pick up trucks and sometimes packed in so tight, the car is dragging on the ground. We do have seat belt laws but the cops don't enforce anything.

    The arguments here have been about people not using seat belts eventhough the thread is about the law.

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