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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    That is not he issue here, as you have already agreed to.
    The problem is Obama. We never see him wearing seatbelts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    While I agree with your sentiments, I'm guessing most people ejected from their vehicles ( i.e. not wearing seatbelts) die at the accident scene.
    DOA's probably save money.
    I suspect that seatbelts protect from much more than ejections.

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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.
    Name something else normally in a vehicle's passenger compartment that weighs 120 or more pounds. Weight does make a difference.

    But along with that, you're required to secure things within or on your vehicle that can become a road hazard, or you can get in trouble for not doing so.

    And very few people would feel any guilt or be emotionally upset about running over an inanimate object. However, most people, at least if they aren't severely messed up already, are not going to take running over a person, whether living or not, well.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Seatbelts negate this?
    Seat belts act as the required counter force to change the speed and direction of the object, aka person.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    To not wear a seat belt is silly if you care about your safety. They obviously save lives in a huge way.

    BUT...I do not believe for one second that the government has the right to force you to wear them.

    If I want to further risk my life by not wearing a seat belt...that is my choice.

    Bungy jumping and recreational skydiving are not safe...should the government outlaw them as well? Of course not.

    I should be legally able to smoke crack, jump out of an airplane for fun, not wear a helmet while I ride a motorcycle, not wear seat belts or even kill myself...none of these things on their own are ANY of the government's business.

    If I wish to abuse/subject my body to greater danger...including not wearing seat belts...that should be my choice.
    Its very easy to agree with this argument, and difficult to disagree.
    But, even as I shelled out about $56 to have belts installed in two vehicles fifth plus years ago, I now wear the belt when I determine..
    No blind obedience..
    Tis true that their use saves lives, but other things as well are a factor

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    The problem is Obama. We never see him wearing seatbelts.
    Good point.
    Worse yet is the prez' jovial attitude in the photos.
    Laughing while he defies the law.
    How will the USA survive this lawless regime?
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    being saved by not wearing a seatbelt is a statistical anomaly . But I don't care about government rules, or standard deviations from the curve. It's my butt out there.

    It's insane not to wear a seat belt -except when not doing so saves one's life. Understanding inertia, 90% of the times I buckle up. There are a few times i'd prefer not to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Seat belts act as the required counter force to change the speed and direction of the object, aka person.
    Seatbelts negate the first law of motion?

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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 first law of motion?
    They can in the correct collision simulation.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    They can in the correct collision simulation.
    Interesting qualifiers you added.

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