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Old 12-14-2001, 06:40 PM   #21
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What are the seatbelt laws in the US? I guess it's different state by state. As long as I've been alive it's been law that you have to wear a belt here. But you get so used to it that without thinking it's on by the end of the driveway, and no-one ever gets fined for not, unless you are doing something stupid to attract the attention.

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Old 12-14-2001, 06:44 PM   #22
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Originally posted by kobayashi:
i am sorry for your cousin and am glad you realize. unfortunately such a law is neccessary within society, though it may not be applicable in your mind.

i do relise that it's a good thing, just the way they inforce it what i don't appreciate. they should keep the law, show the risks on tv just like they do with cigs, but not charge the people when they break it.
a simple reminder is better and it even makes people less hostile towards it. force doesn't always work.
it's only neccessary in a society that is too dumb to relise the consequences. we are not children. by all means strap your child in and make that a seperate law and fine people for not doing it.

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Old 12-14-2001, 09:17 PM   #23
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You want to risk death, why should I, the gov't, or anyone else have any say??
I agree with you there.
But please dont wreck and fly out of your windshield, and onto the highway where I could be passing by and run your already dead carcass over!
That would ruin MY day, not to mention make a mess on my car.

AND, would my insurance rates be affected??? With all these "freedom fighters" headbuttin' windshields left and right!??

I dont want to pay more because you died. That would bum me out.

Yeah, I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt. I guess for the same reasons I would never drive with my eyes blindfolded and my hands tied behind my back... Its safer.


This reply HAS been all "tongue in cheek", but.. I am serious about the insurance deal.

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Old 12-14-2001, 09:34 PM   #24
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final response to this thread which was so lacking in common sense.

always wear you seat belt

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Old 12-14-2001, 10:18 PM   #25
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Originally posted by sulawesigirl4:
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.

This is the same logic I gave the cop when I got a ticket at three AM for going 73 in a 55 zone... with not a car in sight...

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Old 12-14-2001, 10:21 PM   #26
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A seatbelt law is to protect the aidworkers from mental damage when the have to scrape your worthless ass off of the pavement. A seatbelt saved my life once and Ive seen people who didnt wear one end up in a puddle near the side of the road with their brains at the OTHER side of the road (I shit you not).

I guess this law is an attempt by the government to protect people who are too dumb to protect themselves.

But hey! If you want to be free, be free....

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Old 12-14-2001, 11:15 PM   #28
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*lights one up*
amen to that! if it's the law, it must be right.
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Old 12-14-2001, 11:49 PM   #29
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I will be paying them 3500 pennies!!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2001, 01:28 AM   #30
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z edge:

Have you tried that new Grilled Chicken Quesadilla at Taco Bell?

Most of you know how conservative and pseudo-libertarian I am, but let me propose this: If you are in a wreck and you are NOT wearing your seatbelt, insurance does NOT pay for your injuries. How does that sound?

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Old 12-15-2001, 02:44 AM   #31
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Z edge: Why don't you want to wear a seatbelt?

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Old 12-15-2001, 04:02 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, 06:37 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, 03:48 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.

Well the God I believe in isn't short of cash..Mister!
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Old 12-25-2001, 06:24 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.

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Old 12-26-2001, 12:23 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 12-26-2001, 11:23 PM   #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, 02:49 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, 02:58 AM   #39
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um hello


need i say more?
i actually dont get what the problem with wearing one is?
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