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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.
    Maybe I don't drive a car. Maybe I drive my tricycle around the city picking up hoes at the corners. Without a helmet.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    That occurred after losing control.
    No, that occurred after applying the brakes. Applying the brakes doesn't imply that you lacked control of the vehicles milliseconds beforehand.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    No, that occurred after applying the brakes.
    The driver had lost control, because you would need to lose control to have your body slammed into the steering wheel.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    The driver had lost control, because you would need to lose control to have your body slammed into the steering wheel.
    Because cars don't get hit from behind. Head on collisions every one!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    The driver had lost control, because you would need to lose control to have your body slammed into the steering wheel.
    If I see a deer come out of nowhere, I'm going to apply the brakes hard, maybe as hard as I can. I can still maintain control of the rapidly decelerating vehicle as long as my body is on the seat and my hands are on the steering wheel, and certainly more control than if my chest was against the steering wheel.

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

    A good way to bring up the average IQ in this country would be to not have seat belt laws so that people to stupid to wear them don't reproduce.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    This question applies to legal adults only, not children:

    Do you believe in seat belt laws?

    a) Yes. They are nessisary to protect the public for their own good.
    b) No. I'm a consenting adult and shouldn't have to wear one if I don't want to.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    If I see a deer come out of nowhere, I'm going to apply the brakes hard, maybe as hard as I can. I can still maintain control of the rapidly decelerating vehicle as long as my body is on the seat and my hands are on the steering wheel, and certainly more control than if my chest was against the steering wheel.
    And if your chest slams into you steering wheel you had lost control.

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Because cars don't get hit from behind.
    Losing control can be from another car hitting you, sure.

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

    I wouldn't say if we could hold people who chose not to wear seat belts 100% financially accountable for anything that happened in the car while they were not wearing them, such that if they got into a traffic accident and were thrown from the car because they were not wearing the belt, any and all medical expenses become out of pocket for them and neither the taxpayers nor insurance companies would be on the line for a dime. Unfortunately, that's not how things work, so yes, seatbelt laws it is.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    This question applies to legal adults only, not children:

    Do you believe in seat belt laws?

    a) Yes. They are nessisary to protect the public for their own good.
    b) No. I'm a consenting adult and shouldn't have to wear one if I don't want to.


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    I think I would have to say no. Although I think seat belts are an excellent idea, I don't believe in forcing adults to wear them. It should be a choice.

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