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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    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.
    Because children aren't the ones driving the car. They're not the ones who need to stay in control of it in case motion, inertia and centripetal force cause them to lose said control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    They're not the ones who need to stay in control of it in case motion, inertia and centripetal force cause them to lose said control.
    Seatbelts negate the possibility of losing control?

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

    I don't agree with seatbelt laws, nor helmet laws.

    That being said,I'm going to wear my seatbelt. However, if someone else doesn't want to wear one, that's their decision.

    Seatbelt laws lead to other nanny state laws like laws against abortion and laws banning gay marriage.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Seatbelts negate the possibility of losing control?
    Yes. Thanks to the microchips.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Because children aren't the ones driving the car. They're not the ones who need to stay in control of it in case motion, inertia and centripetal force cause them to lose said control.
    That's true, but I don't believe in forcing adults to wear seat belts while driving. I think if they know the risks and decide to not wear a seat belt they are stupid, but you really can't make laws to prevent stupidity. I've read that seat belt use is actually only about 10% higher when it's mandated anyway.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Yes.
    The truth is they do not (obviously).

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

    I wouldn't mind people not wearing seatbelts if there were a guarantee that they would not become a burden on me or others after they crash. Included in that burden would be any increase in my insurance costs because the pool has to support vegetables.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That's true, but I don't believe in forcing adults to wear seat belts while driving. I think if they know the risks and decide to not wear a seat belt they are stupid, but you really can't make laws to prevent stupidity. I've read that seat belt use is actually only about 10% higher when it's mandated anyway.
    I'm totally cool with it, since some adults see this as an argument for their freedom and are incapable of seeing how their actions can endanger others, this is one of those cases where Mr. Policeman has to come in and make them play well with others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm totally cool with it, since some adults see this as an argument for their freedom and are incapable of seeing how their actions can endanger others, this is one of those cases where Mr. Policeman has to come in and make them play well with others.
    Laws are not actually followed, especially this one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'm totally cool with it, since some adults see this as an argument for their freedom and are incapable of seeing how their actions can endanger others, this is one of those cases where Mr. Policeman has to come in and make them play well with others.
    It's not that we can't, but that we don't find "safety" arguments worth considering.

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