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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    The way I look at it....motorized vehicles are like firearms - a tool that is dangerous if used incorrectly.

    Firearms users are supposed to follow safe practices when using their tools, to avoid accidentally harming others.
    In the same vein, motorized vehicle operators are supposed to follow safe practices when driving, to avoid accidentally harming others.

    Similarly, firearms users wear protective gear while using their tools.

    I'm not sure that requiring the wearing of seatbelts and/or helmets by law is the way to go, but I am damn sure that if you DON'T do so, your insurance costs should be higher.

    And if you die or are injured if hit by another vehicle, and are not wearing a seatbelt/helmet, some of the blame for your death/injury falls not on the other driver, but on you.

    It seems logical...
    What if the accident is my fault and your children are now orphans? I have to live with that, even if your choice contributed. And my liability will still be substantially higher, even accounting for your failure to wear a seatbelt. Those orphans are going to be sitting in the courtroom crying that they just want their daddy back. And that might put me in jail.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    What if the accident is my fault and your children are now orphans? I have to live with that, even if your choice contributed. And my liability will still be substantially higher, even accounting for your failure to wear a seatbelt. Those orphans are going to be sitting in the courtroom crying that they just want their daddy back. And that might put me in jail.
    So you agree with me then - good.
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    Re: Do you believe in seat belt laws for consenting adults?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Correct.

    But I predict that some people will continue to resist seat-belt use

    And people will continue to die because of this.


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    I do not object to the laws, and I think that wearing them is a very good idea.
    There is a big difference between something being a good idea for an individual to do and forcing them to do it by law.
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