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Old 12-15-2001, 03:44 AM   #31
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Old 12-15-2001, 05:02 AM   #32
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I'm sorry, but this "I don't wear it around town for comfort" excuse is really weak. So you're not going all that fast. Still, any impact would cause more bodily damage to you without your seatbelt than with it. A side impact at 25 miles an hour would probably at least throw you to the other side of the car without a seat belt. A rear impact would definitely throw you into the steering wheel. And that's not ruling out the chances of a drunk driver or a speeder hitting you. There are just WAY too many variables for you to make this claim of 'comfort' and expect it to hold up. Especially in Oklahoma. The vast majority of deaths from car accidents are from people who weren't wearing their seatbelts. Whether they were on the highway or just driving down a country road.

No offense to you, z edge, but this comfort thing is stupid. The law is there to protect lives. If you're too lazy to click a seatbelt into place, then yes, you will be fined (and really, it's not ALL that uncomfortable to have 2 little straps across your lap and chest). Breaking the law usually results in fines, anyway. The way you're arguing you might as well toss in speeding tickets as purely a way to increase revenues (which it partly is, but still). The law is very clear. Buckling up is the law. If you don't buckle up, you're breaking the law. If you get caught, don't act like it's some hidden injustice.
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Old 12-16-2001, 07:37 AM   #33
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I just dont understand it,why the hell would anyone want to risks their lifes for the sake of feeling a little "uncomfortable"
youve all seen the adverts showing the difference betweeen the impact on accidents without your seatbelts on,and anyone who dosent wear their seatbelts shouldnt be able to drive!!!!!!!!!!!
i know alot of you arguing that it your "choice"
but have you all got a suicide wish??????????


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Old 12-25-2001, 04:48 AM   #34
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Had my life saved by a seat belt 2 days ago. Thank God and it will be a much nicer Christmas since I am not in a hospital bed.

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Old 12-25-2001, 07:24 PM   #35
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I have known people in my life who were killed in auto accidents because of not wearing seatbels. How I wish they were still here.

SEATBELTS SAVES LIVES PERIOD!
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Old 12-26-2001, 01:23 AM   #36
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Unfortunately...NOT everyone carries extensive medical insurance, so if they were to get into a serious accident, where the hospital stay can get up to the thousands, it will be the tax payers who will end up flipping the bill.

Also, one of the main reasons we do have the law, is to protect children. If we wear our seatbelts, it shows our children that we care about our lives as well as their's.

My motto in life...

"It's better to lose a minute of your life, then your life in a minute.." It really only take less than a minute to strap yourself in.

And one important thing..There are laws we all don't like, but I myself have learned to accept them.

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Old 12-27-2001, 12:23 AM   #37
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Oh, I know, it's just so hard to take 2 seconds and put a seatbelt on. Sheesh....
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Old 12-27-2001, 03:49 AM   #38
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All this argument about its your life and you're not hurting anyone isn't entirely true. When you get in an accident, your body becomes a human projectile. Most of the people that wear seat belts and are still hurt in car accidents tend to be hurt by other bodies in the car who were not wearing seat belts.

Plus, the government needs the money they collect from fines for not wearing belts to pay for all the hospital care those who don't wear belts, get in accidents and can't pay for their care.
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Old 12-29-2001, 03:58 AM   #39
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um hello

children

need i say more?
i actually dont get what the problem with wearing one is?
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Old 12-29-2001, 05:14 AM   #40
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Old 12-29-2001, 07:43 AM   #41
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I know the seatbelt issue is particularly sensitive for me right now. Two days before Christmas, a friend of mine was on his way home for the holidays....was the only one not wearing a seatbelt....due to running off the road and then overcorrecting, he was thrown from the car and is now in a coma (he was not driving). He was the only one injured. What could have been just a "scare" is now a borderline tragedy.
Besides, just because you are in a low speed zone does not mean everyone is obeying the limit, or stop signs, or lane boundaries, etc.
I personally never used to wear my seatbelt. My boyfriend made me a deal: he would stop smoking if I would wear my seatbelt. I've seen too much since then to ever go back...even if only going to Taco Bell down the street, ya know?

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Old 12-29-2001, 09:57 AM   #42
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Quote:
Originally posted by DrTeeth:
A seatbelt law is to protect the aidworkers from mental damage when the have to scrape your worthless ass off of the pavement.
I guess this law is an attempt by the government to protect people who are too dumb to protect themselves.

I wonder if you are saying I am worthless and dumb here, please clarify...

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Quote:
Originally posted by zooropamanda:
um hello

children

need i say more?
i actually dont get what the problem with wearing one is?
I'll answer to you as well as about everyone else here;

I have no children.
I have great medical coverage with my great job.
I paid the fine day after christmas, $35 cash and not pennies.
I chose NOT to get a lawyer, i already have one for something else and its not worth it for something this trivial.

I posted this angrily 30 minutes after getting the damn ticket, which is my 3rd this year.

I got the ticket about 3 houses down from the driveway of my friend Dennis (nice respectable house/neighborhood) so I really could have just 'forgotten' as far as he knows or could have just been putting it on as I was driving away.

How did the cop know I didn't have one on, I have 20/20 vision and I can't tell through tinted glass?

I drive a nice car, wasn't speeding or breaking any other law, and those of you who met me would testify to the fact that I don't have a rough or criminal appearance?

I have no problem with seatbelts.

I wear seatbelts.

I do have problems with cops in norman oklahoma who have nothing better to do then harass good citizens like they are famous for (i could tell many many stories)

I have a problem with the city making the fine/court appearance 2 weeks from the citation date, during christmas???

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Whoa!!! Don't mess w/ an angry z edge!!

But you really should wear that seatbelt-we all don't want anything to happen to you.

*runs scared from the angry side of z edge*
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Old 12-29-2001, 05:40 PM   #45
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Whether u have children is irrelevant. I don't either but enforcing a law that says we must wear them is beneficial to children because of idiot parents out there who wouldn't make their kids wear them otherwise.

I'm sorry you got a fine z edge but I still don't see an argument against it.

Now go hose yourself down under the sprinkler or I'll be forced to take away your Z from you again

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