It is good that you had the charges dismissed, now you need to get them expunged from the record.
I wear seatbelts as a matter of course because of experiences I have had personally, and things I have witnessed happening to others because they were
not effectively "restrained".
My first experience with wearing or not wearing seatbelts cost me a nice 68 mustang when I got sideways on an icy road, hit a curb under the snow and
ended up in the passengers seat where I could not control the car and keep it from going into a body of water nearby to the road.
A not-so-minor traffic accident which resulted in a fire, the driver burning to death because they were knocked unconscious by the impact of
it....Where they would have survived and escaped burning to death if they were conscious...
A guy nearby where I live was riding his motorcycle and biffed a deer, to be run over shortly thereafter by another motorist because he was not
wearing a helmet and was unconscious and lying in the roadway.
I always hear about people arguing about their rights and such regarding seatbelts and helmets and so on without exercising much common sense at all
When trying to exercise your rights, there is a point at which it becomes simple bull-headedness versus common sense.
Many laws only exist because many really do not have an actual realistic and carefully thought out understanding of the risks and responsibilities of
sharing space with others while going about their daily meaningless movements.
Yes, the carnage on the roadways makes me angry to witness and I would really like to see many lose the right to move around aimlessly while putting
others into danger.
Really though?, how many more people have to be needlessly slaughtered on the road and lose property and cause damage before people get a clue?.
Car insurance and such can't protect you from just being plain stupid.
No offense intended, I just call it like I see it.
edit on 9-4-2014 by MyHappyDogShiner because: yak
edit on 9-4-2014 by
MyHappyDogShiner because: yak yak