posted on Oct, 20 2007 @ 11:49 AM
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
I like debating friends on subjects, it wouldn't be much of a discussion if everybody agreed.
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...
This is Fact
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
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
Agreement ends. How do you view the role of your government?
I agree with enviromental policies like the clean air and water acts. [bar any other conspiracy's related to these things]
I agree in the fact that our government regulates our food and drugs. [bar any other conspiracy's related to these things]
This is about as far as I want my government to govern what or what isn't healthy safe and or dangerous to me.
When is it going to be a law that you can only listen to this certain radio station while you drive.
Do we need a helmet law for cars and trucks, it would save some lives. Be hell on the hair- do's though.
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...
Most of us lost people this way
my condolences to you and yours. Its not the point of what the law accomplishes.
It just how far should the government go in making our decisions for us?
No Smoking Laws
No trans fat laws
I use a seat belt wherever I go
1 I'm conditioned to do so
a. Its for my own good and safety
b. Its the law
I'm very hard if not impossible to control, I question everything, and when these laws first came out I was Leary of them.
And I still Am.
And a beer would be Great
I'll buy the first pitcher!
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