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To: stlnative
I guess you have not been around areas that have many drownings every year or had to search for a drowned person in the water or pull one out that has been in the water for a few days or even few weeks.

Why would that matter? A relatively small number of people drown in these kinds of accidents, as compared to overall causes of death. Why should we be overly paranoid or implement draconian safety laws just because a single death has a big emotional impact if you see it in person? Driving on the freeway is more dangerous. Should we recommend everyone wear a helmet at all times?
13 posted on 09/03/2008 9:34:43 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: fr_freak

No need to wear a helmet in your car as you have the required safty equipment already... a seat belt and an airbag. Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets although it is hoped that they will never need them. To use our road system it is also required that we have a license to drive. It would be idiocy to drive on the road without either the ability to control a motor vehicle or any safety equipment. So it is also foolish and dangerous to go out on the water without the ability to swim or a life jacket. Parents please teach your children to swim!


14 posted on 09/28/2008 6:27:39 AM PDT by shenko
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