reply to post by engineer418
Why don't you just come out and state you opinion, instead of playing all these dance around games. Clearly you are for these safety laws that
regulate how people are allowed to live their lives.
Why shouldnt safety iolations not be considered crimes
First of all, most unsafe acts people engage in are out of pure stupidity, and if we tried to outlaw stupidity, then we should all be in jail.
Secondly, it is absurd to try and write laws to protect people from every possible situation where someone could make a mistake and hurt themselves or
Thirdly, most of these safety laws are about protecting people from themselves. No one is in danger, but the person who chose not to wear a helmet
while riding a bicycle. People should be able to choose for themselves what level of safety equipment they want to use, and make their own choices a
about their own abilities.
Fourth, there are so many safety laws, people are breaking these laws left and right without even knowing it. Nobody has to be in danger for someone
to get charged with a safety violation.
Most of these safety laws involve snap judgement decisions. The light turns yellow, do you have the time to stop? You make a snap decision that you
can't stop before you enter the intersection, the cop disagrees, and you are suddenly a criminal? It's ridiculous.
Lastly, Because paying a fine for some ridiculous law put in place by a group of control freaks is ridiculous, and these safety laws are getting
completely out of hand. It's becoming a way for the inept and paranoid to stop others from doing things they either can't do, or are afraid to try.
If you are driving fifty through a residential neighborhood school as kids are getting out, sure that level of stupidity and wrecklessness should be
considered criminal. There should be intent to put others in harms way before anything is considered criminal.
edit on 7-4-2013 by poet1b because: Typos