I am against seat belt laws of any kind. I think Texas passed our seat belt law back in ~1983. I never put mine on until I was ticketed for not wearing one in 1993. I've worn it ever since that day.
I just feel that it's too much. Why can't you take it off when you're in a traffic jam, or a residential speed zone? Am I really going to cost tax-payers if someone dents my fender? I'm a tax-payer too.
I know that many of you are going to freak out about this, but I didn't wear a bicycle helmet when I was growing up, and I remember when we were all free to move about the car cabin.
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Do some states in the US not have mandatory seatbelt laws?
Accurately finding who is at fault in an 'accident' is essentially impossible. So in an accident where someone hasn't taken reasonable self-protection, seatbelt or helmet, and is injured then they should bare a significant responsibility for their injuries. The legal expenses are large for settling how much your failure to where a seat belt contributed to your injuries increases my insurance costs. And I sill have to pay for those that can't afford their injuries and end up in a ER with the public paying. Also from what I've seen it's frequently the stupid poor people in their poorly maintained cars that aren't wearing their seat belts.
Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 01-02-12 at 12:45 PM.
You're payment of taxes doesn't entitle you to use taxpayer services recklessly. That's like saying you can just quit your job and go on welfare simply because you pay the taxes that go toward welfare.I pay taxes, I can gain access to any of that even if I don't wear a seatbelt. It's not the government's job to protect me from me. I don't wear a helmet when on my motorcycle for instance. I hate my helmet, it sucks ass. If I wreck and die, I paid taxes and they can hose my body off the road. but it ain't the government's place to say I can't. There should be no seat belt laws.
If you are stupid, and don't wear a seatbelt and are disabled and need government support, you're using MORE than your share of taxes - in other words, you're consuming some of MY taxes too. I shouldn't have to support you or your family just because you're a ****ing idiot who can't simply strap in a belt. I don't care if you're too stupid to live, but you don't get to use my tax dollars to support your idiocy.
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