Let them not wear seatbelts. They can die doing exactly what they want, and it will be a nice way to get rid of stupid people without having to do anything murder-y
Natural selection at its finest.
Except that they become killer projectiles that way and could very possibly kill innocent people who where wearing their seat belts.
This video is misleading.
1) Where are the statistics that show how often this type of accident happens? Until now, this is the first time this situation has even crossed my mind. Not that it would never happen; It just seems that this wouldn't be the result of every accident in which a person is not wearing a seat belt.
2) In most places it is the drivers responsibility to make sure all passengers are wearing their seat belts. When a driver is pulled over and a passenger doesn't have their seat belt on, the driver is fined regardless of how old passenger is.
3) It is the woman's fault for not paying attention to what's in front of her.
It's your choice to ride with someone who doesn't wear a seatbelt. (Unless you're a kidnap victim or a little kid) So you take the risk.
So it's okay if kidnap victims or little kids are at risk. Interesting.
Not what I meant. I meant they don't really have a say in the matter.
It's not that it's ok.
I'm sorry if that's how people have been interpreting what I said
My mom's friend rarely wears a seat-belt because she finds it uncomfortable. I've said to her before, "You know what's more uncomfortable? Being thrown through your windshield."
Yeah my best friend's mom does that and so does her stepdad. Scares me /:
I've never actually heard anyone complain with that reasoning.
THE TITTY BEAR!
Do they also make a manboob bear?
Commercials like this are so funny. If I buy these will I be comfortable and get a nice set of boobs too.
Nothing like a bear and a rack
You can make it comfortable by me just putting my hand on it..
Exactly! I can see it already selling millions.
Someone get this kid a prize. What a genius for pointing all of that out.
In soviet russia, seat belt buckles you!
It's stupid that (at least in Minnesota) there is no law for having to wear a helmet but you have to wear a seat belt.
Well in Minnesota they have Vikings so that's really weird that they don't have helmets..
Same in Indiana. It's incredibly stupid.
Move to NH.
And no sales tax.
Minnesota doesn't have a sales tax on clothing.
Certain cities in Alaska and Oregon don't have sales tax either. Which is why I really enjoy living here.
Same for Kentucky.
Don't quote me on this, but I think Arizona has 9.
I found this, but I don't know which one we're talking about. http://phoenix.about.com/librar...estaxrates.htm I live in Mesa so my total sales tax would be 9.05.
Or on most food items.
People are so obsessed with "freedom" these days, it's ridiculous.
You know what takes away your objective freedom? Physics.
You know who I love oh so dearly? Anthony.
I recently checked a post I made a LONG time ago, and now 90% of the comments are mine because the users who made most of the other comments were banned. Now my post make me seem self-important.
Also that was somewhat irrelevant
Emphasis on "somewhat".
It looks like when people remove their comments on Facebook so people talk to themselves... Lmao
New game: Delete all comments on POTD that aren't made by Chauncy.
Lol, I'd like to see that. What post is it
I apologize. My love for him is just too strong to contain.
I say let people not wear seat belts. Darwinism at it's finest.
New Hampshire is the only US state that doesn't have a seat belt law. They take their license plates a little too literally.
It became a sub-conscious habit by the time I was 10. Otherwise it just feels weird. Personal freedom my ass, seat belts have saved lifes thousands of times. Pressure? Don't buckle it so tight then.
They complain because their seatbelts raped their mother when they were young.
It was consensual, man! She came on to me!
BULLSHIT MAN! (cry2)
Does all that his bullshit can
Spews some shit, any kind
Just so long as it's all just lies
Here comes the Bullshitman!
Hey don't joke around like that. My mom was raped by a spoiler when she was 8.
My dad says he'll wear a seatbelt when they make motorcycles illegal.
That actually makes sense. Unlike some of the arguments up there^^
Most people who are complaining about seat belts law aren't complaining because they have to wear their seat belt. They're complaining because the law leaves them with no choice.
When they first required seat belts to be installed in vehicles, more people had wrecks because they drove more recklessly. Just a little fact.
I wear my seat belt and I do believe they protect you for the most part when you're in an accident, but the government shouldn't force people to wear them.
The thing is, when you don't wear your seat belt, you're endangering more than just yourself. Someone posted a video near the top.
The video doesn't state how often that happens. I'm not saying it never does, but it's just one of those things that's possible. Kind of like how in very rare occasions someone not wearing a seat belt has saved their own life.
I don't know the statistics (though my drivers ed teacher told us once, and it's higher for people not wearing a seat belt to hurt someone than not wearing one to save someone), but I believe it's safer to wear one for everyone.
I do too. But even before wearing a seat belt became the law, it states in the driver's ed manual that it is the drivers responsibility to make sure all of their passengers are wearing seat belts because it is the driver that is responsible for their safety. However, I don't agree that the government should have a say in whether people should be wearing them or not.
I don't think the driver should be responsible unless the passenger is under 16 or 18 (I believe it is that way in Canada). But I think that if there is a risk to other people, then you should have to wear it. I could kinda see if you were alone in the vehicle...
Saying the driver isn't responsible for its passengers is the same as saying the driver isn't responsible for endangering their lives by driving recklessly and speeding. Sure it's true that an adult can simply choose to not ride with someone who may endanger their lives but many people aren't going to do that.
Wait I'm confused... The driver isn't responsible for their passengers because they do choose to drive with them. But, if the driver is doing illegal things (say speeding or driving recklessly), then they are responsible for anything that happens (as they're driving illegally).
I'm trying to say that we have rules that state that the driver holds responsibility for his/her passengers' safety.
I agree, if the person driving is doing something illegal. But if someone refuses to wear a seat belt regardless of what the driver says, then I don't believe the driver should be responsible for that (lest the passenger be under age). So should you be pulled over, the person of age not wearing a seat belt should be the one ticketed, not the driver.
Yeah, I think it's like that here too, but 16. I think that's how it should be because try as you might, if an adult absolutely does not want to wear a seat belt, there's no making them.
Then that's their choice
It's a choice to ride with them
What do you mean?
Replied to the wrong comment
"but the government shouldn't force people to wear them"...because?
Government regulation isn't always the best route to go and often has adverse effects. Most laws that are passed aren't thought through all that carefully (not to mention that many bills that are passed gained votes by giving incentives to those who voted for them). As stated in my comment above, people wearing seat belts usually feel safer and drive less carefully.
Do you WANT the government to regulate everything?
but I think if they can prove you weren't wearing a seatbelt during an accident they have the right to not conver the damages and after x many instanxes the right to deny you insurance
Yeah, but thats the government controlling your actions.
you know what else can contribute to death? fast food. cigarettes. why doesn't the government just make everything that we can die from illegal.
p.s i always always wear my seat belt. i just think people should be able to make their own decisions when it only affects them.
But it doesn't only affect them. Say you crash into someone, and he dies, cause he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Now his death is on your conscience, and it wouldn't be, had he been wearing a seat belt.
but that would cause extreme Psychological damage...
and populational damage
Wearing a seat belt won't hurt you. And it's easy. It's nothing the same as what you said.
Seat belts get really uncomfortable when you have to fit more people in the car than there are seats... Just saying...
I'm pretty sure that's illegal....just like not wearing a seatbelt.
It's not illegal where I live. Not everyone on this site lives in the US...
I know, but a majority of people live in places where seat belts are compulsory, like Canada, the UK, and Australia. I'm sorry for not knowing the country that you live in.
I guess it's just a cultural thing. We've fit over twenty people in my family's SUV because otherwise they would have had to walk through a really dangerous part of town at night. 1% chance of car wreck vs 75% chance of being mugged, raped, kidnapped....
then get two cars
You know what else takes away freedom.....The US Government