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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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.
    If only there was some sort of forced health insurance law.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    If only there was some sort of forced health insurance law.
    Why? Costs incurred by one person are spread out to all people purchasing that insurance. Someone doing something stupid costs other people who weren't stupid money.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    And if your chest slams into you steering wheel you had lost control.
    I don't understand you, do you believe seatbelts should be mandatory or not? With your logic, wearing a seatbelt implies that you would still have control because your chest wouldn't be against the steering wheel.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why? Costs incurred by one person are spread out to all people purchasing that insurance. Someone doing something stupid costs other people who weren't stupid money.
    Why is there a law mandating just that? No idea.

    Cool, then you want to apply this to smokers and fat people too?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    I don't understand you, do you believe seatbelts should be mandatory or not?
    I do not support any state regulation banning or supporting consensual consumer purchases.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    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 Rocketman View Post
    yeah you are much better off after it ruptures your spleen
    How often does that happen?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Cool, then you want to apply this to smokers and fat people too?
    I'm fine with that too.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    I remember resisting the original lap belts and the early shoulder/seatbelts. However, they are quite practical now and my car chirps at me if I go over 15 MPH without my belt on. There seems to be sufficient evidence that seat belts are far more likely to help you than hurt you, so I do support these laws. It doesn't cost you anything and the cars all have them already installed so there isn't much case against them.

    At first they felt weird. Now, without them, I feel uncomfortable.

    So, yes, I support seat belt laws.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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.
    Medical expenses is only part of it.

    I used the example of my accident in 2005. It was a major interstate multiple cars flipping and spinning kind of accident. After looking at my chest , neck, abdomen (path of belt) the doctor made comments on how bad it would have been without the belt (catastrophic injury or death). Even if my injuries were totally covered by insurance (either medical policy or through the car insurance)-I am the single mother of a special needs child and the primary caregiver to my elderly mother with multiple medical issues - can you imagine the financial impact if I was catastrophically debilitated or if my mother was forced into long term care? My wearing a seatbelt, not only saved my health insurance company a chunk of change, the government was spared taking on my former responsibilities of mother and caretaker of my elderly mother.

    I feel the same way about helmet laws. I don't want precious to get their head crushed, but I really don't want the government caring for a catastrophically brain injured person for 60 years either.

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