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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    But not wearing a seat belt does not distract your driving. So it is not a hazard to others. And the only time it comes into play, is when the car is already hitting something else.


    I don't have a problem with seat belt laws for children...but not for adults.
    Actually, as someone who grew up wearing a seatbelt every time I rode in a car....

    It DOES distract me slightly when I'm not wearing one... Something doesn't feel right, somehow...
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Actually, as someone who grew up wearing a seatbelt every time I rode in a car....

    It DOES distract me slightly when I'm not wearing one... Something doesn't feel right, somehow...
    Well if that's all it takes to distract you, perhaps you should take a cab instead.

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

    YES. 150% yes. I have been around firefighters my whole life. There aren't many fires in this area, but there are a lot of traffic accidents. Well needless to say...all you have to do is look at a few gruesome car accidents to realize that wearing your seatbelt SHOULD be mandatory. But I will give 2 great examples.

    1) When unsecured objects are involved in a crash, they become projectiles, and they can become lethal. This DOES happen. And if YOU are not secured YOU become that projectile. And then you may hurt others in the car.

    2) I don't think we should be wasting money keeping some vegetable alive who was too stupid to put their seatbelt on. Harsh? Maybe. But I am not the one who can't put on a seatbelt.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well if that's all it takes to distract you, perhaps you should take a cab instead.
    I haven't hit anything recently...


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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I haven't hit anything recently...


    I actually hit a bird once. The stupid thing flew right into my car, and it was stuck in the front grill dead when I got home. Gross.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I actually hit a bird once. The stupid thing flew right into my car, and it was stuck in the front grill dead when I got home. Gross.
    I hit a fawn with my parent's van, years ago... Or bumped it, perhaps, because so far as I could tell there wasn't even scratch on the car...
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I hit a fawn with my parent's van, years ago... Or bumped it, perhaps, because so far as I could tell there wasn't even scratch on the car...
    I was on my way to Maine to go camping with some friends when we hit a deer, and there was a trailer hitch with a chain holding a boat, and when we hit the deer, it actually broke one of the chains. I don't know how that happened, but when we looked back the deer was in the highway, so we stopped to check it out, but by the time we got back there, it had gotten up and ran off in the woods, probably to die.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    I agree with a lot of this, but I am for the helmet laws (motorcycle and bike). Many people are not financially able to be cared for after serious head trauma without major assistance - frequently for life and if they were the breadwinner for the family - that cost escalates. I do not see these laws as "huggy feely save the poor people from themselves" - I see the laws as saving the taxpayers a chunk of change.
    This argument could be made for so many activities it's staggering. Let's ban football to reduce the taxpayer bill on head injuries, for example. Where do you draw the line on such a basis of law?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    The only argument against seatbelt laws are the philisophical ones about infinging on freedoms. The vast numbers of deaths and injury seatbelts have prevented over the years really cannot be rationally argued with.
    That still leaves the question of do you make a law to force someone to not risk or cause harm to themselves? I don't think anyone here has yet to argue that seatbelts haven't reduced deaths and injuries.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    This argument could be made for so many activities it's staggering. Let's ban football to reduce the taxpayer bill on head injuries, for example. Where do you draw the line on such a basis of law?.
    Where football is concerned, you have two groups that have mutually accepted risks - and the injuries are clearly not as routinely acutely devastating as in a major car wreck.

    And do they not routinely wear helmets to minimize damage?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    This argument could be made for so many activities it's staggering. Let's ban football to reduce the taxpayer bill on head injuries, for example. Where do you draw the line on such a basis of law?
    Everyone who plays football (well, real football, not that flag-tag wimpy stuff) uses a helmet. Over time those safety devices have gotten better and better and the number of injuries has gone down considerably. What you're doing by not wearing seat belts is worse than playing football without a helmet.
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