Sigh, It has been a whole two weeks since someone brought this up.
Why do you have to wear a seatbelt? For one, as others have mentioned, driving is a privelage, not a right and you are driving on government roads.
So that means that when you have an accident, it is the fire and ambulance service that comes and gets you. If it is real bad, the case is settled in
a government court.
When there is an accident requring an ambulance service, on average it costs your municipality 50,000 for that incident.
When there is a fatality, it is almost a million dollars.
Just the stupid 20 percent who don't wear sealtbelts cost the nations billions a year.
Now, it is silly to compare sending people to war, as they volunteered.
But seatbelts save about 15,000 people per year. The number of fataltiies is also dropping due to increased safety measures in cars.
i noticed no one is crying about how there are unwanted airbags in their cars.
4700 soldiers have died in Iraq. That means in the 9 years since the Iraq war was started, 4700 soldiers have died, but 135,000 people have been
saved by seatbelts.
Seatbelts are a state law, like helmets. The feds extorted your state to get the law passed. States have also extorted the Feds to back off laws.
Money flows both ways and so does extortion. That is politics.
If you refuse to wear a seatbelt, any insurance funded, public funded treatment should be withheld from you. I will not pay for your
edit on 2-8-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)