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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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To: shenko
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!

I agree, you should either know how to swim well or wear a lifejacket. I was objecting to an earlier poster (and I had to go back and re-read this stuff, since this is an old thread) who said that everybody should wear a life jacket at all times, even Michael Phelps (the Olympic swimmer). Taking the safety mentality to that extreme is what I disagreed with.
16 posted on 09/28/2008 2:03:11 PM PDT by fr_freak
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