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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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    Should there be one federal seat belt law declaring that every person in the vehicle should be wearing one whenever the vehicle is moving? Should I remain up to the states? Should some people be exempt from seat belt laws? Should there be seat belt laws at all for adults?

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    That's outside the federal government jurisdiction, I think.

    We don't answer to the feder government or judiciary if something happens b/c of our driving or seatbelt use/non use - we answer to the state for all those things.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    There should be no seat belt laws.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Should there be one federal seat belt law declaring that every person in the vehicle should be wearing one whenever the vehicle is moving? Should I remain up to the states? Should some people be exempt from seat belt laws? Should there be seat belt laws at all for adults?

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    I voted "Leave it up to the states." I don't oppose seatbelt laws. They make for safer cars on the road and less injuries in event of accidents. Oh, yeah, there are many purists who say, "The government ought to just keep their nose out of it." But really? STFU.

    Effective January 1, 2012, Illinois passed a law that every person in a car has to have a seatbelt on (or be in a carseat), even backseat passengers. Good law. Seatbelts save lives...decrease the likelihood of serious injury. Unfortunately, just as there are motorcyclists who refuse to wear a helmet, there are organ donors waiting to happen everywhere. I just hope they've signed the necessary paperwork.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    There should be a waiver you can sign that exempts you from seat belt laws that says you waive your right any taxpayer assistance whatsoever for you or your family if you are killed or disabled in a crash, starting with the ambulance or hearse.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I voted "Leave it up to the states." I don't oppose seatbelt laws. They make for safer cars on the road and less injuries in event of accidents. Oh, yeah, there are many purists who say, "The government ought to just keep their nose out of it." But really? STFU.

    Effective January 1, 2012, Illinois passed a law that every person in a car has to have a seatbelt on (or be in a carseat), even backseat passengers. Good law. Seatbelts save lives...decrease the likelihood of serious injury. Unfortunately, just as there are motorcyclists who refuse to wear a helmet, there are organ donors waiting to happen everywhere. I just hope they've signed the necessary paperwork.
    My only concern with doing it state by state is that one could be perfectly fine in one state and be out of compliance in another, due to some requirements not meeting. Car makers would possibly have a heck of a time trying to make cars that worked for every state too.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    There should be no seat belt laws.
    why not?

    there should be a Federal seatbelt law for all front passengers.

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    There should be a waiver you can sign that exempts you from seat belt laws that says you waive your right any taxpayer assistance whatsoever for you or your family if you are killed or disabled in a crash, starting with the ambulance or hearse.
    That's retarded. 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.
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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's retarded. I pay taxes, I can gain access to any of that even if I don't wear a seatbelt....
    why should I, as a taxpayer, enable your poor decisions and be expected to flip the bill for them?

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    Re: Seat Belt Laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Should there be one federal seat belt law declaring that every person in the vehicle should be wearing one whenever the vehicle is moving? Should I remain up to the states? Should some people be exempt from seat belt laws? Should there be seat belt laws at all for adults?

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    I believe there should be single federal seat belt law for everyone regardless of age.There are exceptions to that like motorcycles,scooters, babies in car seats and baby carriers (although those things are secured with a seatbelt) and ect.That said it should not be an offense that police can pull you over for.
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