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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gotmud?, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. gotmud?

    gotmud? 1/2 ton status

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    I will say I feel seat belt laws are stupid...and a violation of our rights. By not wearing your seat belt your not putting other people at risk (greatly anyways) Another way to collect revenue and another reason to pull you over... That being said, i wear my seatbelt everytime i get in the car. Why? not because im told to...Because my face doesnt need to meet the windshield:crazy:
     
  3. beater_k20

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    in IN, you have to wear a seatbelt in a car (but not a truck), but you can ride your motorcycle without a helmet. :screwy:
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

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    Seatbelts are awesome. They are supercools.

    They hold you in when you take fast turns too.
     
  5. tomseviltwin

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    It is a bullsh!t law.
     
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    In ct you have to wear a seatbelt, driver passanger, front seat, back car or truck...But no helmet either..:rolleyes:
     
  7. justhorsinaround

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    Why would you wanna wear a helmet in a truck?:haha:
     
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    Seat belts laws came into existance not because people care if you die or not, we really don't. However when you wreck and don't die and get on state or fed assistance then we care and most accidents end up costing someone other then you more then you, thats why. Same reason for mandatory insurance.
     
  9. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Complaining about the law is one thing. But to whine about it because you got a ticket because you are too lazy to fix the thing is another....................
     
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    I wouldnt be so willing to say thats why so much as its pushed by insurance companys...Same thing goes with building codes...Insurance companys push for better codes (especially windows) so they dont have to pay out as much...
     
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    Then write letters to people that can change it instead of not wearing it....till the law changes, you'll just keep getting tickets.

    I'm habitual in my use, I can't change parking spots without putting it on...without even thinking about it, too. It's second nature for me.
     
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    I'm just wondering how many tickets you are willing to recieve until you do do something about it?
     
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    last time i did that, i wrecked the sh!t out of my truck...:doah:

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    seat belts ARE awesome...

    idiots that dont use them are just that

    having a rig with so much rust that the pillar wont hold them... well,,, enough said

    get the welder out.. patch plate.. save your life.. reduce the insurance the rest of us pay

    try tossing an egg at the dash at just 10 mph and see what happens

    theres NO arguement for not wearing them,, irregardless of what the man says

    Studies show seat belts are NOT worn , most often, by males 18-25 in rural areas.. sounds like redneck cowboy macho iggnorance
     
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    I am old school but I usually wear my belt............ Never know when you might get the bug to put the needle over over 140. Just for a little fun.:D
     
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    I didn't like wearing a seat belt when the law first came out. Now I don't even think about it, I automaticly "click it" before I start the vehicle. It's not a big deal. One you're in the habbit, you'll just click it without thinking about it.
     
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    I feel naked without my seatbelt on. It goes on no matter if I am moving my truck from my shop to the house, or if I am going on a 1000 mile trip.

    Well worth the two seconds to put it on. I don't even feel it on!
     
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    With the cage in my truck you'd have to be suicidal not to wear the seat belts...so much tube to beat yourself senseless with. :D They intro'd the seat belt laws here a year or so after I started driving (early 80's) and lot's of people were ticked with the law. Being a pretty new driver I got into the habit easily enough though.

    It helps that I've had seat belts save me from serious injury three times now. Two of which could have been severely bad. I may not like being told what to do, but when it's just a common sense thing to do anyways I don't see what the problem is. It's as bad as complaining that someone told you to breathe in and out. The alternative isn't very attractive.

    Rene
     
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    My Rampside (Corvair pickup) doesn't have seatbelts and I used to feel weird driving without them.

    Oh and do whatever ya want, but don't bitch if ya get in a wreck and ya lose all your teeth and can't afford to get new ones screwed into your head.
     
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    I also think, that as I carry a gun and go through the laborious process of keeping it in working order and keeping my aim out of piss poor terrotory, and justify it as protection, why not wear the seatbelt. Plus you can pretend you're like, I dunno, Riding Bean or something. No one on the planet earth has watched Riding Bean besides me. I own the only copy. The rest were used to build small houses for Japanese bulldogs.
     

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