Every state in the U.S. has some kind of seat belt law. In most it can be used as a primary offense but in others it is only a secondary offense. Though New Hampshire does not have a law against adult wearing seat belts, those under 18 must wear them. (1)
I can defiantly see why it is the law. Wearing a seat belt can save your life. Even if your a perfect driver, not everyone is. Statistically, people get into an accident every 17.9 years. (2) Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of injury by about 50% and reduces the risk of death by about 70%, (3) Of course, injuries and death are not just limited to the driver but passengers as well.
I feel like this argument shouldn't be going on the lines of a freedom of choice non-sense because that's just not it. If there are certain choices that may harm you or someone else, then it should be a law.
However, as I said prior, I don't think the Government added this law for some governmental monarchy purpose. They simply cared about how to protect the people.
If I was the driver of a car with a little kid and a giant pick-up truck rams into me and I'm alright but the little kid was killed because he didn't have a seat belt on since you wanted the 3 year old to choose whether to buckle up....
I'd think that you should be locked up too, and all the government is doing is giving a small fine. That's not the government infringing the rights of a parent or guardian if the three year old is killed due to not wearing a seatbelt....
That's cold-blooded carelessness and there's a term for it called man slaughter, or third degree murder. This can be a safety hazard for you too....Say you go flying throw your windshield then hit a car on the freeway...The person of that car could be injured just as bad as you were if not more....
The thing is, it shouldn't be the drivers fault if you can't even protect yourself.
So if a cop or police officer fines you or puts you away for not wearing a seatbelt, think of the odds that it would have been a police officer that caught you and not 3 people killed before you get caught not wearing your seat belt.
If you don't wear a seat belt people will get hurt. As long as the seat belts aren't just covering your waist, I think that it should be illegal, because a lot of people died last year alone. So that is what I think. If you think same, share ideas.
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Seat belts save lives. Welp it's not my fault if someone goes heck nah and dies because the said person got into an accident and went flying through a windshield. Honestly, it shouldn't be illegal but instead mandatory plus the fine should be inexpensive. That's all I have to say.
The act of wearing a seat belt in no way affected the rest of the population or infringed on their rights prior to the affordable care act. I have to say now though that all manner of health risks large and small all affect every taxpayer now. With that being said, required seat belts is just an inevitable 'next step'.
Why waste time trying to regulate whether or not people account for their own safety? If someone is stupid enough to not wear their seat belt, then they are deliberately raising their chances of death. It's called natural selection. Let it happen. Might as well get rid of all the stupidity.
Why is it that people do not know how to phrase questions in a comprehensible way?
Seatbelt laws are currently in effect and therefore cannot become a law.
It would be the same as asking, "Should it be illegal to drink and drive?" "Should it be illegal to murder someone?" "Should it be legal for a 45-year-old woman to get married to a 35-year-old man?"
Please stay in school!
Okay to start I must say people forget to fasten their seat belts. Its human to forget to do things like; forget to go to the groceries store or forget to take the dog out. The only way you can ALWAYS put your seatbelt on is if you are one of those safety maniacs.
There are natural inconveniences. Understand this, you shouldnt go to jail because you seatbelt is broken or you were to stressed out. Its humanity, we all make mistakes, we all forget. We cant take it all in.
This may be a foreign concept to a lot of people, but when government gets involved, private individuals toes are ALWAYS stepped on. This argument is no different. Current seat belt regulation and stifled innovation in the field. Companies can no longer safely pursue new seat belt technologies without a litigational response form the government.
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