Originally posted by WeRpeons
Some states have passed primary or secondary seat belt laws. At the same time some of these same states don't require motorcyclists to wear helmets.
Here's my beef, why should I be ticketed if I decide not to wear my seat belt in my car? Yet a motorcyclist that doesn't even have air bags,
laminated glass or a shell around the biker doesn't have to wear a helmet?
So I guess my state government is trying to tell me my car is less safe than a motorcycle? I always Wondered if I was pulled over for not wearing my
seat belt if I could fight the law and ticket in a court of law.
Anyone here at ATS have any legal background that can shed some light on this issue? I believe people should decide for themselves about being safe
or not. I understand bikers have a choice of wearing a helmet or not. Why than shouldn't automobile drivers? This law seems biased and really bugs
the hell out of me.
States With Seat Belt Laws
Motorcycle Helmet Laws State-by-State
What your "State" is trying to tell you is that THEY own your car and THEY will tell you how to use it. IT IS ALL ABOUT MONEY!!
I ama motorcyclist and I have to wear a helmet in certain states? Why, equal protection UNDER the LAW is the LAW. If one state DOES NOT have a helmet
law, then NONE of the states can have a helmet law, that is the equal protection cluase. SAME with seat belts.
States violate their own Constitutions all the time. IT IS your RIGHT to NOT wear a sealtbelt if you so choose. I have had so many friends die because
of wearing a seatbelt it isn't funny, even my 20 year old nephew back in 2001 died, the other 3 people were not wearing seatbelts in the car and they
were bruised up pretty bad but did not die. His head hit the door post when the car flipped 3 times and it crushed his head in. The others bounced
around in the car but were alive and HATED the fact that he died. I had another class mate burn alive in an overturned car because his body weight was
keeping him from undoing the seatbelt, BURNED ALIVE!! Seat belts DO NOT save more lives than they take, that is a goddamn lie!
Here again, we all need to come together and march on each state capital and tell those idiotic ELECTED officials that WE DO NOT consent to these
unconstitutional laws, these laws violate our sovereign right, they did not exist years ago and so they are ex post facto laws.
Time to step up. I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees!!!
I hate our government so fecking much it isn't even comprehendable.
Edit to add, I used to race grand prix 125cc Aprilia RSR125, 4th in WERA and 3rd in CCS, won the Division title back in 1998. I have 10 bikes, raced
mtocross and was ranked in the top 5 a few years in pro-am 125cc and 250 cc, Super Moto lightweights and have broken my neck, right arm, blew apart my
right knee, broken both collar bones 3 times, left ankle, right wrist and so on. I do wear a helmet sometimes, but it is MY CHOICE and not the
governments. I drag raced cars when I was younger too and still work on them for a friend. I do not wear a seat belt and won't. MY choice, MY
edit on 30-5-2011 by daddio because: (no reason given)
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