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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Do air-bags work better or worse with seat-belts not on?

    Do you disable your air bags ?
    Why are you asking me these questions?

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Fortunately you can test this out for yourself. First, find a big, empty parking lot to drive in where you won't hurt anyone else (or anything) and do a little experiment. Accelerate to 35mph and turn sharply to the left, once while wearing your seatbelt, once without, and you tell me which instance you're in better control of your vehicle. During the instance where you're not wearing the seatbelt, imagine that there are other drivers and pedestrians in close proximity to you.
    That is not the primary purpose of seat belts. Sure, it provides a secondary benefit. But helping you to maintain control of a vehicle is not why they were installed. Don't get lost in secondary issues about this, and why we have laws.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Do air-bags work better or worse with seat-belts not on?

    Do you disable your air bags ?
    They work better when wearing a seat belt.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    I like using 20 mph and 40 mph.
    Kids think double.
    Then they see the kinetic energy equation has velocity squared, meaning energy is quadrupled..

    Kids love car examples, like Pressure in Tires being Force over Area using p.s.i. .
    Cars allowed me to teach a lot of Algebra and Geometry in Physics .
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Fortunately you can test this out for yourself. First, find a big, empty parking lot to drive in where you won't hurt anyone else (or anything) and do a little experiment. Accelerate to 35mph and turn sharply to the left, once while wearing your seatbelt, once without, and you tell me which instance you're in better control of your vehicle. During the instance where you're not wearing the seatbelt, imagine that there are other drivers and pedestrians in close proximity to you.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Parents don't think twice when it comes to their young children.
    This one should be a no-brainer.
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They work better when wearing a seat belt.
    I believe today's teens are getting it .
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That is not the primary purpose of seat belts. Sure, it provides a secondary benefit. But helping you to maintain control of a vehicle is not why they were installed. Don't get lost in secondary issues about this, and why we have laws.
    If the primary purpose of seatbelt laws were completely unrelated to safety, I'm still happy with them because they better restrain the occupant and help them to retain control of their vehicle.

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If those Darwin Award winners drove alone in the vast stretches of Iowa I could get on board with that. When other cars are on the road with them that thinking doesn't work very well.
    How do you figure? Are people not wearing seat belts of any increased risk to others? Or will they simply be less likely to walk away from any wreck than the others?
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If the primary purpose of seatbelt laws were completely unrelated to safety, I'm still happy with them because they better restrain the occupant and help them to retain control of their vehicle.
    What other purpose could there be?
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    How do you figure? Are people not wearing seat belts of any increased risk to others?
    Yes.

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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What other purpose could there be?
    Alien mind control. Who cares? Seat belts still better restrain occupants and help them to retain control of their vehicle.

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