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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    A whole lot.
    Not at all. Zero.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    What you describe is an aberration. Seat belts were never meant, nor could they ever be, a perfect solution. No safety measure can ever be 100%. They merely (greatly) increase the odds that you will survive a crash. If you let this single positive-ending incident dictate your decision, you are a fool.
    Missing the point of my post - let me decide when to wear a belt. I did mention I buckle up when I 'm not just on surface streets?
    The part about panicking and drowning in shallow lakes?
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This issue puts me in something of a quandary.

    On the one hand I intensely resent the government telling me what to do. They do this way too often on way to many subjects that seriously are not their business.

    On the other hand, I ALWAYS wear my seat belt, and precisely because I got in the habit when I lived in Germany for a couple years 30 years ago. They literally enforced it. I did it then because I had to... I ended up learning the wisdom of it... and it became second-nature to me to the point that now I feel naked if I don't wear a seat belt.

    Hence, I wear a set belt by choice now. I feel that anybody who doesn't wear a seat belt is an idiot. Yet I still resent being told to.

    fair enough. the poll was about adult decisions - I recognize the benefits of buckling up; I also recognize there are a few occasions when it is disadvantageous, or neutral.
    So let me use my own mind.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    I'm not buying the "human projectile" thing too much because really anything is going to become a projectile during an accident, anything in the vehicle or on the vehicle has that potential, so that's a lame reason for forcing adults to wear seat belts IMO.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I'm not buying the "human projectile" thing too much because really anything is going to become a projectile during an accident, anything in the vehicle or on the vehicle has that potential, so that's a lame reason for forcing adults to wear seat belts IMO.
    You don't buy Newton's first law of motion?

    This has to be the single wackiest debate I've ever taken part in. The only way to top this is to argue with someone that gravity is real.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You don't buy Newton's first law of motion?
    Seatbelts negate this?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You don't buy Newton's first law of motion?

    This has to be the single wackiest debate I've ever taken part in. The only way to top this is to argue with someone that gravity is real.
    I guess you didn't understand my post. I'm saying that can be the case with anything on or in the car, so I don't see that as a valid reason.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I guess you didn't understand my post. I'm saying that can be the case with anything on or in the car, so I don't see that as a valid reason.
    So you see then that seatbelts mitigate this?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So you see then that seatbelts mitigate this?
    Losing control of the car is losing control of the car.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So you see then that seatbelts mitigate this?
    They don't prevent anything else in the car or on the car from becoming a projectile. I don't see this as a valid reason to have a seat belt law for adults. For children, sure.

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