Skip to comments.WI Poll: Should police in Wisconsin be able to ticket just for seatbelt violations?
Posted on 11/30/2004 5:20:33 PM PST by quietolong
Should police in Wisconsin be able to ticket just for seatbelt violations?
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They had horses and you would have attempted to tie the riders on. They in turn would have tarred and feathered you and sent you packin' on a rail.
But if I might have to pay for your errors in judgement, then by all means, I think that behavior should be discouraged.
No. What good does it do to issue a citation? Why inconvenience the driver by demanding a court appearance when the same thing can be accomplished by just impounding the vehicle?
WHy not just shoot him in the head, send the bill to his mother and give the vehicle to the local nannies.
Absolutely not! Whether or not I wear seatbelts (and I absolutely religiously DO)is NOBODY'S business but mine. All it amounts to is a tax on automobiles. If these civil nannies were at all concerned, they'd get motorcycles the hell off the road for the simple reasons that there are no seatbelts, no air bags, no side impact standards, etc, etc, that the auto drivers are being drowned in.
I don't have anything against motorcycles whatsoever, but I resent them being totally immune to safety (not wearing seatbelts), air (no emission controls whatever), and noise standards (incredible amounts of noise from cycles that no car can duplicate) that the auto drivers are faced with.
Leave the motorcyclists and auto drivers ALONE. It's a TAX that the local and state governments are too cowardly to pass thru the voting booth.
Yes, if the elected reps pass such a law. Remember what it says in every state driver's manual: "driving is a privilege, not a right." If we start confusing inconvenient restrictions with Constitutional liberties, then we make the same error the Left makes when they confuse the Second Ammendment with the driving privilege, or some other act of State or Federal government.
That seems a bit extreme to me, spunkets, but perhaps I'm missing something. Why do you think that the mother should have to pay any bill? What did she do wrong?
NO, I came from Missouri to florida, and they have the same law, you have to get a ticket for some other violation, before they can ticket you for a seat belt. Too much Government. Pretty soon there going to tell u when u can go to the bathroom.
She raised a strong, independant, and capable Freeman, instead of a the complacent ditz serf socialist society demands.
Thanks! That's a point I hadn't even considered.
And thanks for buckling up!! ;-)
In King Georges' country (NY) ANY moving violation is probable cause (another Mario legacy).
In Florida, you get ticketed if you aren't weaing white shoes and if your pants aren't pulled up to just below your nipples (if you're a guy, that is).
Why should Wisconsin be different than other areas of the country?
Not to mention un-American. What blows my mind is the number of Republican politicians who sign on to this BS. Patrick Henry would refuse to wear a seat belt, for the mere fact that some do-good politician mandated it.
Federal Government: Leave me alone. Mind your own business.
A few days after being a pall bearer at my best friend's funeral (he was murdered, still unsolved), I got pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt. I was fuming and lucky to not get arrested. Things like "why don't you do your G*d damned job and find the people who killed my friend instead of picking on me", etc.
The Safety Nazis are out of control in this country. It will be our ruin. If seatbelt law supporters are so GD concerned about the medical costs of injuries, why not outlaw recreational sports. Costs due to them far outweigh car accident injuries. Also, outlaw homosexual sex because AIDS costs us billions of dollars per year.
You don't really believe that, do you? If your car is swaying and pushing you to the extent you describe, I would consult a mechanic post haste.
The motions you describe are more akin to what happens in a military jet.
Try it, thats all I have to say. If you really don't believe me sit in the backseat or the passenger seat without a seatbelt on.
When a car makes a turn, you'll move with it. Acceleration, your body moves back.
I wouldn't suggest doing it as a driver.
"and I think that If the government has got to pay for medical bills incurred because you didn't wear a seat belt , they ought to have the right to tell you to wear one"
You are profoundly wrong, but I don't have the time or patience to explain why. I have to get to bed; gotta work in the morning. The fact that you are here on FR is a positive sign. Seatbelt laws, and the way they were enacted, with the false premise that they would be subserviant to other moving violations, are un-American.
The government should NOT be able to dictate to ME what I should morally do within the confines of my property. That includes my car, and that concludes my evening rant.
Seatbelt laws are as un-American as political correctness.
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