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

    If seat belt laws are so needed as many claim, what's to say things like this won't be next:

    Helmets for swimming pools - You could hit your head on the side of the pool, or on the bottom if you dive in... So helmets are for your own protection.

    Flotation devices for all other swimming - Because you could swim out too far, get a cramp and drown. So flotation devices are for your own protection.

    Chaps and leather boots for nature hiking - There is the danger when hiking of getting bit by poisonous snakes, and being out in the wilderness this could kill you. So if you hike, you are required to wear leather chaps and boots to prevent snake bites. It's for your own protection.

    Illuminated pedestrian night vests - From sun down to sun up, all pedestrians on public sidewalks, streets, and public parking areas, are required to wear government approved illuminated safety vests at all times, to better alert people in motor vehicles of your presence. They are for your own protection.

    Cold weather protective shoes - All citizens are required to wear cleated, government approved shoes, boots or over-shoes when a) walking on sidewalks, streets, or any public areas and b) the official temperature locally is 28 degrees Fahrenheit or below. This is to prevent serious injury due to falls occurring, from possible ice that may have accumulated. These shoes are for your own protection.

    Summer water requirement/GPS beacon for motorists - Each year from June 1 through September 30, all motor vehicles are required to carry within the vehicle, 1 liter of drinking water for every person in the car, as a safety precaution in the case of vehicle breakdown in rural areas. It's to prevent dehydration, serious illness or possible death that could occur, should motorist find themselves stranded for several hours or more. All vehicle must also carry a GPS distress beacon at all times to alert public safety officers you've been stranded. The summer water requirement and GPS beacon are for your own protection, and the protection of your passengers.

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

    Absolutely not. It was never about safety, just revenue as most traffic laws are.

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

    Yes. For those who claim that not wearing a seatbelt does not jeapardize others on the road, consider attempting to maintain control of ones car after being tossed on top of the dashboard. It's good law on a individual and societal level.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    If seat belt laws are so needed as many claim, what's to say things like this won't be next:

    Helmets for swimming pools - You could hit your head on the side of the pool, or on the bottom if you dive in... So helmets are for your own protection.

    Flotation devices for all other swimming - Because you could swim out too far, get a cramp and drown. So flotation devices are for your own protection.

    Chaps and leather boots for nature hiking - There is the danger when hiking of getting bit by poisonous snakes, and being out in the wilderness this could kill you. So if you hike, you are required to wear leather chaps and boots to prevent snake bites. It's for your own protection.

    Illuminated pedestrian night vests - From sun down to sun up, all pedestrians on public sidewalks, streets, and public parking areas, are required to wear government approved illuminated safety vests at all times, to better alert people in motor vehicles of your presence. They are for your own protection.

    Cold weather protective shoes - All citizens are required to wear cleated, government approved shoes, boots or over-shoes when a) walking on sidewalks, streets, or any public areas and b) the official temperature locally is 28 degrees Fahrenheit or below. This is to prevent serious injury due to falls occurring, from possible ice that may have accumulated. These shoes are for your own protection.

    Summer water requirement/GPS beacon for motorists - Each year from June 1 through September 30, all motor vehicles are required to carry within the vehicle, 1 liter of drinking water for every person in the car, as a safety precaution in the case of vehicle breakdown in rural areas. It's to prevent dehydration, serious illness or possible death that could occur, should motorist find themselves stranded for several hours or more. All vehicle must also carry a GPS distress beacon at all times to alert public safety officers you've been stranded. The summer water requirement and GPS beacon are for your own protection, and the protection of your passengers.
    Cute, but you're still ignoring how seat belts help the driver retain control of the vehicle and thus not be a danger to other cars and pedestrians.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Cute, but you're still ignoring how seat belts help the driver retain control of the vehicle and thus not be a danger to other cars and pedestrians.
    They do not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    They do not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post

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

    Yes. If you apply the brakes strong enough without a seatbelt, your chest will be against the steering wheel and you will have virtually no control over your car for a couple seconds, which is long enough to accidentally hit an innocent driver or even a pedestrian. Your seatbelt keeps you back against the seat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    Yes. If you apply the brakes strong enough without a seatbelt, your chest will be against the steering wheel and you will have virtually no control over your car for a couple seconds, which is long enough to accidentally hit an innocent driver or even a pedestrian. Your seatbelt keeps you back against the seat.
    ↑ Said by a guy who's driven a car at least once in his life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    ↑ Said by a guy who's driven a car at least once in his life.
    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    Yes. If you apply the brakes strong enough without a seatbelt, your chest will be against the steering wheel and you will have virtually no control over your car for a couple seconds, which is long enough to accidentally hit an innocent driver or even a pedestrian. Your seatbelt keeps you back against the seat.
    That occurred after losing control.

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