We should criminalize not wearing a seatbelt in all jurisdictions. The reason for this is because so many lives can be saved just by wearing a seatbelt. And really, even though you hate it, when cops write a ticket and you pay a fine, that actually helps local economies grow.
Yes, I think that wearing a seat belt saves you life when you are in an accident, and that it should be made a law across the US, so that the number of deaths that occur from car accidents will drop by a huge number and many people will be happy.
Yes,I think we should criminalize not wearing a seatbelt in all jurisdictions.This would not only save lives but also save money for local governments because people would be more likely to use their seatbelt because they would know that no matter where they went it would be illegal not to.
People need to know that Seat belts have killed people before and will again. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
If a particular jursidiction deems that it is not necessary nor prudent to criminalize lack of seat belts, they are justified in making that determination for themselves. If a jurisdiction sees fit to do otherwise, it is the concern of that area. Wearing a seat-belt is prudent, but imprudency is not a basis for criminal charges.
It is the smart thing to do to wear a seatbelt. But if you don't and you get hurt then that's a far bigger deterrent to others thinking about not wearing their seatbelt than a law, at least if the media publicizes what happened. There is also the rebellion effect which could be particularly a worry for the youth. It would be better to just air commercials that talk about real people dying because they didn't wear a seatbelt. In states that make seatbelts mandatory they tend to air a bunch of annoying commercials emphasizing that you could get a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt. The emphasis should be that you could die not that you could get a ticket.
If you want to put a tough stipulation, make it so that you can't start a car, without wearing your seat belt. Thiis way you can't at least drive around without having your seat belt on. If you disengage you it while driving,a noise should go off and not a pleasant one, it would deter you from taking it off. I think making it a crime is just silly.