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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    I did not ask for qualifiers. A seatbelt does not eliminate body parts or full bodies from exiting a car.
    The chance of a body part detaching from a body while a person is wearing a seatbelt is extremely small. Plus, since it would be something fairly lightweight, it would also do much less damage than the full body. Now, if an accident is bad enough that it detaches a person's body part from them while they are wearing a seatbelt, then it is highly unlikely that the person not wearing a seatbelt would have fared any better, and would likely have been ejected, causing a much larger projectile leaving the vehicle.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    It was a topic in the thread.
    Not what we discussing when I quoted you. This started around posts #355, where someone questioned the ejection of a person and that becoming a projectile and why it would matter. Then someone else said that it had to do with Newton's 1st Law of Motion, and you commented on whether that law was negated by a seatbelt. I pointed out that the seatbelt acts as an important piece of that Law, the unbalanced force acting on the object in motion to change its speed/direction of motion during a crash. The discussion did not involve single body parts.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Not what we discussing when I quoted you. This started around posts #355, where someone questioned the ejection of a person and that becoming a projectile and why it would matter. Then someone else said that it had to do with Newton's 1st Law of Motion, and you commented on whether that law was negated by a seatbelt. I pointed out that the seatbelt acts as an important piece of that Law, the unbalanced force acting on the object in motion to change its speed/direction of motion during a crash.
    You corrected yourself already, you admitted it does not stop whole bodies or parts from being ejected.

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

    For the most part, I do not believe it is government's job to protect people from their own bad choices.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    It was a topic in the thread.
    Way to cut out the rest of my comment. I see you're back to that parlor trick.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Way to cut out the rest of my comment.
    You mean the extra sentences you had about a new topic that you should make a new thread about?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    You corrected yourself already, you admitted it does not stop whole bodies or parts from being ejected.
    You are changing the argument. I never once said that body parts would be prevented from being ejected from vehicles by seatbelts. (Go ahead and show where I did if you want to challenge this.)

    And, as I said, the body parts would not be the whole body, but if an accident were severe enough to have pieces of bodies ejected from cars while the person (whose pieces are being ejected without the rest of their body) is belted in, then it is highly unlikely that the person would not have been ejected from the vehicle as well. Plus, those pieces are less likely to cause major problems, damage, other accidents, than whole bodies, since the body parts would not weigh over 20-30 pounds at the very most, given that the bulk of the body would still be inside the car due to the seatbelt.

    But seatbelts are not an automatic guarantee of not being ejected. They do greatly reduce the chance though, as I showed in an earlier post. And that is the point. Greatly reducing the chance of ejection where without a seatbelt ejection is likely, but with it, ejection is highly improbable.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    You mean the extra sentences you had about a new topic that you should make a new thread about?
    You obviously, and unsurprisingly, missed the entire point of my comment.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You obviously, and unsurprisingly, missed the entire point of my comment.
    That seatbelts stop car crashes?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I never once said that body parts would be prevented from being ejected from vehicles by seatbelts.
    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    You corrected yourself already, you admitted it does not stop whole bodies or parts from being ejected.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    That seatbelts stop car crashes?
    Nope. Not even close.
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