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Old 12-14-2001, 02:29 PM   #1
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To HELL with Seatbelt Laws!!!!!

Because about 30 minutes ago I just got a ticket for not wearing my seatbelt.

This will be my 3rd ticket this year, and all because I wanted to run down the street to taco hell real quick.

I realize its only $35, but its the point of the matter. Oh, and the ticket is due 12/28. Explain to me how in the fuck I only have 2 weeks to pay this shit(e)???

Okay, I agree we should wear seatbelts. I normally do. I actually have this little agreement with myself; on the highway or long distances across town or anywhere the speed limit is 40+mph, I wear mine. Around town and to taco-fu*&^%g-hell I DON'T. Comfort and Convience are MY reasons.

The truth is, they say the laws are there to save lives. Bullshit(e)! They are there to make revenue. Thats why I was stopped, and have only 2 weeks to pay the fine. They could care less about my safety, its all about this $$$$$$$$

Well there gonna get my $$$$$$$ alright, I will be paying them 3500 pennies!!!!!!

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I've always wondered about this law. Seems to me that if you make the choice not to wear a seatbelt and then you get in an accident and hurt yourself, it was your life anyways and your choice. How does this fall under the jurisdiction of the government? I don't quite get it.
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Exactly. I guess the same could be said about helmet laws, although I think that is a bigger issue. However, the question of "freedom" keeps coming to mind.
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I've always wondered about this law. Seems to me that if you make the choice not to wear a seatbelt and then you get in an accident and hurt yourself, it was your life anyways and your choice. How does this fall under the jurisdiction of the government? I don't quite get it.
Hmmm...never thought of that before...



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I've always wondered about this law. Seems to me that if you make the choice not to wear a seatbelt and then you get in an accident and hurt yourself, it was your life anyways and your choice. How does this fall under the jurisdiction of the government? I don't quite get it.
yeah but it's an injury that didn't have to happen. it's an accident that didn't need an ambulance and it's a person who, otherwise, probably wouldn't have needed to go the hospital.

plus they just want your money.

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Old 12-14-2001, 05:12 PM   #6
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yeah but it's an injury that didn't have to happen. it's an accident that didn't need an ambulance and it's an injury that wouldn't need an ambulance and a hostpital visit.

plus they just want your money.
Yeah, but heart disease from eating too much McDonald's is an injury that didn't have to happen either, and they don't fine you for eating there. Bottom line...it's all about money and control.
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What is the problem with wearing a seat belt? So the government make money out of you for not doing something that will prevent you from getting seriously injured. What's more inconvenient - putting on a belt or paying a fine? The government rips you off in more unfair ways than this people.

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Yeah, but heart disease from eating too much McDonald's is an injury that didn't have to happen either, and they don't fine you for eating there. Bottom line...it's all about money and control.
well one is in the public interest and the other is private. there is a very large consequential cost that stems from most traffic accidents. the roads, where traffic accidents occur, are a public domain and therefore the government, imo, has every right to try to decrease whatever they can.

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well one is in the public interest and the other is private. there is a very large consequential cost that stems from most traffic accidents. the roads, where traffic accidents occur, are a public domain and therefore the government, imo, has every right to try to decrease whatever they can.
Hmm. Perhaps. But accidents will occur on those roads whether people wear their seatbelts or not. If they don't wear them and they end up in the hospital, the domain again is private, is it not?
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Hmm. Perhaps. But accidents will occur on those roads whether people wear their seatbelts or not. If they don't wear them and they end up in the hospital, the domain again is private, is it not?
oh i think you've got me there sula.

i'm stuck in my canadian mentality where healthcare is 'free'.

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oh i think you've got me there sula.

i'm stuck in my canadian mentality where healthcare is 'free'.

Ah well. I was actually going to remind you of that. Our healthcare is not only NOT free, it's expensive as hell.

*moves to Canada*

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*straps on her seatbelt and says:*
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Z edge: Why don't you want to wear a seatbelt?


I am for seatbelts, I usually don't wear them around town at low speeds for comfort. I really don't like the idea of having to pay a fine because they IMO could give a shit(e) less about my health or well-being, just an excuse to make me cough up some revenue. And the whole 2 week deal really seals it. I've been thinking hard about this. F**K 'em, I'm going to court. I will at least cause them some paperwork and heartache. I know several good lawyers.

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if you don't wear a seatbelt, the only person you will be physically harming is yourself, period.
seatbelt laws are a joke, and they are there to annoy and to cash in on. it's like having somebody give you free advice, and then make you pay for it!!! utter bullshit.


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and the roads are not privately owned, so it's not like a "if you don't wash your hair in my house, get out" sort of thing.
i can see the use of other laws where they prevent you from hurting yourself and OTHER people, but if it's yourself only, then you should have the simple freedom of :choice.
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