Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
Thats not the point Dave. The point is that the law is bogus. The fact that there are no seatbelts on buses and trains only further proves that point.
Wearing a helmet on a bike is different, because an accident on a bike can only result in one thing, and that is hitting the ground. Helmets don't really present any sort of an added danger (that I can think of) to the person wearing it. Seat-belts on the other hand have been known to make things worse sometimes.
It's a double-edged sword, and the bottom line is that when we are talking about a decision that only has an effect on the safety of the person making it, government should not be able to come in and make that decision for us. Especially when so many bigger atrocities are being committed.
Pick your fights JB. Thats what i'd say. There are things your Government do that are far more worthy of your criticism and attention then doing a saftey belt.
Perhaps you would prefer they change the law to say that no medical attention should be given to any person within a car, not wearing one. Just wait til you get cut up and end up in an accident that wasnt your fault on that one. THAT would be a crime of law from your government.
The truth is...its just not worth complaining about. If you do so loudly enough and they listen to you...they'll only stick up more speed traps to gain the same income...either way...they'll get what they want....and IMHO...this shouldnt even be a bother to most people who would probably always buckle up anyway.
The simple fact is, Americans just dont like to be told what to do by any authority, and on some cases, they have a point...on others...such as a miniscule point like a safety belt...its just plain...sad...to be concerned by it.