The Seat Belt Law.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by froggy, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. froggy
    Offline

    froggy Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    8,856
    Thanks Received:
    1,266
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,029
    Should there be such a law?
     
  2. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    31,013
    Thanks Received:
    6,025
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +12,848
    No. Just like there should be no motorcycle helmet laws.

    If people want to die, let them.
     
  3. lawbuff
    Offline

    lawbuff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    439
    Thanks Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +30
    Yes! If we say no, then child safety seats in cars should have the same argument.
     
  4. froggy
    Offline

    froggy Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    8,856
    Thanks Received:
    1,266
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,029
    Shouldn't it be their choice.
     
  5. theDoctorisIn
    Offline

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    31,013
    Thanks Received:
    6,025
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +12,848
    Yes, that's what I said.
     
  6. Mr Clean
    Offline

    Mr Clean Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    10,585
    Thanks Received:
    2,354
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Ratings:
    +4,377
    No.

    Let the insurance companies deal with it.
     
  7. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,172
    Thanks Received:
    9,277
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,472
    In '09, Illinois recorded less that 1,000 traffic fatalities for the first time since 1921. Due in part to increased seat belt usage and stricter enforcement of belt laws. Yeah it's a good thing.
     
  8. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,792
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,810
    It's unconstitutional!
     
  9. 8236
    Offline

    8236 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    496
    Thanks Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    52.5 N 1.5 W
    Ratings:
    +73
    That's not really a valid argument. The kids have no choice about being in the car. Although; agreed: a parent killed due to not wearing a seatbelt is not exactly going to be in the surviving child's best interests.
     
  10. bodecea
    Offline

    bodecea Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    94,077
    Thanks Received:
    10,909
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    #HasNoClothes
    Ratings:
    +26,402
    It should be a requirement for drivers and children...all others, if you are not wearing one...no insurance pay out for you or your family members and no government support for your med bills. Kicked to the curb.
     

Share This Page