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Originally posted by ConspiracyNut23
By not wearing a seatbelt, you are only endangering yourself. Therefore it should be your choice.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
If you climbed a tree, you could fall out and hurt yourself, or even fall on top of someone, hurting or killing them, so lets make a law about that. Where are your papers for climbing that tree.
We should also make rules against fishing, you might hook yourself, or hook one of you closest friends, the wound could get infected and blaaamo your dead.
Here ya go LAWN TRACTORS We need seatbelt and other laws to enforce on these things too. Excuse me sir, you need a helmet to cut your lawn, and sir I'm gonna need to see your papers.
Food will be next.
Sorry madam, that big mac is illegal in this county, because you adults are not capable of making the correct decisions so we your beloved government will do it for you.
Originally posted by Rilence
LDF...I've been a mate of yours for a while now, and from my POV its cool for mates to disagree and still have a beer at the end of the day whatever happens... I do hope after this post, we are still cool...We are from my POV anyways
There is little doubt seatbelts reduce injuries in serious road accidents...Of course, in a very few incidences they actually cause more damage than not wearing one, but research in many countries around the world conclude the risks far outweigh the benefits of wearing one...
I for one would much rather take my chances of a sheared liver over being thrown into a windscreen and ending up non responsive any day...
I don't feel this is the NWO of Big Brother or whatever legislating in this case...I believe it is a case of statistics of road trauma around the world which has resulted in a concerted effort to implore people to wear seat belts in order to reduce the death toll from vehicle collisions...
Yes, I come from a family who lost someone to road trauma who was not wearing a seatbelt...Did this change my view of this ? No...I have always worn a seatbelt as both a driver and passenger since I got my license 18 yrs ago...