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  • Would Seat Belts Have Saved Lives in Amtrak Derailment?

    05/13/2015 4:59:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2015
    PHILADELPHIA - A former top U.S. transportation official says federal investigators looking into the fatal train crash in Philadelphia should consider seat belts when they formulate their recommendations. Ray LaHood was transportation secretary from 2009 to 2013. He told NBC News on Wednesday that he's ridden Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line frequently and has often thought about seat belts. His comments have rekindled the debate over whether passengers would be safer if they were required to wear seat belts.
  • What the Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Means for the Drinking Age

    07/02/2012 5:20:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies
    Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Supreme Court justices’ stance on President Obama’s Medicaid expansion provision could be good news for states that want to lower their drinking ages from the federally mandated 21. ... The Supreme Court ruled that threatening to take away a state’s Medicaid funding unless the state does what the federal government wants is “unconstitutionally coercive” and declared it invalid. Because any given part of a Supreme Court decision can set a precedent for future laws and can even invalidate an established law if it is challenged using the Supreme Court’s new argument, the Medicaid decision could affect the National Minimum...
  • Court drops seat belt charges against Pope Benedict

    12/05/2011 9:03:50 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    cna ^ | December 3, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Pope Benedict moves through the crowd in his popemobile at World Youth Day in Madrid. Credit: Official WYD Freiburg, Germany, Dec 3, 2011 / 05:36 pm (CNA).- In a case that brought amusement to the Vatican, a German court decided to throw out charges against Pope Benedict for not wearing a seat belt during his recent papal visit to the country.“There will be no fine for the Pope,” city spokeswoman Edith Lamersdorf told German news agency Badische Zeitung on Nov. 30. “The charges were quashed.”Lawyer Christian Sundermann had filed a complaint on behalf of an unnamed Dortmund resident...
  • Some minority kids may be less likely to wear a seat belt

    10/16/2011 6:17:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 15, 2011 | Jeannine Stein
    Minority children might be at greater risk for car crash-related injuries because fewer wear seat belts, a study finds. The study, presented Saturday at the American Academy of Pediatrics' national conference in Boston, looked at statistics on 37,375 children younger than 16 collected from the National Trauma Database from 2002 to 2006. Among those children, less than half -- 45.7% -- were in restraints. The lowest use of seat belts was found among black, Hispanic and Native American children.
  • N.D. GOP Senate leader's death leaves questions

    The death of North Dakota Senate Republican majority leader Bob Stenehjem leaves questions about how his successor will be chosen
  • Police: Stenehjem didn't wear belt before crash

    07/19/2011 6:42:54 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 31 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | July 19, 2011 | Dale Wetzel
    North Dakota's Senate majority leader, Bob Stenehjem, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the sport utility vehicle he was driving when he was killed in an Alaskan highway crash, authorities said Tuesday.
  • Tenn. lawmaker says dogs need seatbelts

    03/01/2011 12:30:24 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 65 replies · 1+ views
    WKRN ^ | 03/01/2011 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee drivers may soon have to start strapping their pets into a seatbelt with driving. Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Cobb, dogs or other animals must be restrained while in the interior of a motor vehicle in motion. According to the Spring City Republican, not only can it be distracting for drivers to have a pet roaming around a vehicle, it could be potentially dangerous for them. Jessie Medina is the general manager at the PETCO store in Bellevue and told Nashville's News 2 there are already plenty of products available.
  • Adults: Buckle up in back seat starting Sept. 1 (Texas)

    08/19/2009 11:42:49 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 27 replies · 1,656+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 8.19.09 | Corrie MacLaggan
    Texas law already requires buckling up in the front seat, and starting Sept. 1, it'll be the law to do so in the back seat, too. The change affects people ages 17 and older; those 16 and younger already are required to wear a seat belt in the back seat
  • Seat Belt Laws Save Lives? (Nanny Staters Should Show Restraint)

    07/09/2009 5:42:13 AM PDT · by suspects · 41 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 9, 2009 | Michael Graham
    If seat belts save lives, how come you’re not dead? For days now, horrified Nanny Staters have been wringing their hands over the fact that Massachusetts - liberal Massachusetts! - has the lowest rate of seat belt use in the nation. Lower, even, than those yahoos up in New Hampshire, and they don’t even have a mandatory seat belt law. This recent spate of “viewing with alarm” is inspired by the handful of roadway deaths over the weekend where seat belts were not in use. Across the state, only 67 percent of drivers are buckling up. There’s death, destruction and...
  • Cash-strapped states mull seat belt law changes

    02/04/2009 7:48:55 AM PST · by DaveyB · 117 replies · 1,794+ views
    My Way News ^ | Feb 4, 6:33 AM (ET) | STEPHEN MAJORS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Drivers better buckle up or pay the price: More cash-strapped states want to give law enforcement officers the authority to pull over motorists just for not wearing their seat belts. More than a dozen states that are considering making the switch to primary seat-belt enforcement laws need to do so before July to be eligible for millions in federal money. One of those states is Ohio, which would get $26.8 million if it changes its law. Currently, officers in the state must first have some other reason to stop drivers over before issuing seat-belt citations. States...
  • Seat belts for school buses debated

    04/05/2008 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Proud2BAmerican · 19 replies · 222+ views
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin ^ | April 5, 2008 | Alexandre Da Silva
    Seat belts debated The state has rejected them as too costly to place on school buses By Alexandre Da Silva The crash of a public school bus carrying Kahuku High water polo players Thursday is renewing the debate of whether students should buckle up. The Legislature will likely consider a resolution next week to urge the Board of Education to require seat belts in school buses, said state Rep. Marilyn Lee, vice chairwoman of the House Finance Committee. Historically, calls to install the restraints have failed, here and nationally, largely because of the cost to retrofit school buses, which...
  • Serfdom by a Thousand Cuts

    02/21/2008 10:55:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 192+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2008 | Christopher Orlet
    If it is indeed true, as George Bernard Shaw commented, that democracy ensures we get the government we deserve, then I have little sympathy for my neighbors who whine about the smoking ban as they puff their Camel filters in the parking lot outside the bowling alley in the freezing February rain. Besides -- I like to point out -- we voted for the shysters and party hacks who passed the ban. Or -- more likely -- we failed to vote at all. I then call attention to the fact that right next door in Missouri, where the Republican Party...
  • 4 Dead in Minnesota School Bus Crash

    02/19/2008 7:04:24 PM PST · by Kimmers · 93 replies · 471+ views
    FOX news ^ | Feb, 19, 2008
    COTTONWOOD, Minn. — Authorities say four students have been killed in a school bus crash in southwestern Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol Lieutenant Mark Peterson says the students died when their Lakeview School bus was hit by a van this afternoon on a highway near Cottonwood, about 2 hours southwest of Minneapolis. The bus then collided with a pickup and tipped on its side. • Click here for photos. The victims weren't immediately identified, and their ages weren't immediately given. At least 14 people were hurt. The school bus was carrying 40 people at the time. The Marshall Independent reported that...
  • Long Road Ahead in Jon Corzine's Recovery

    04/22/2007 10:49:04 PM PDT · by melt · 20 replies · 1,057+ views ^ | 4/21/07 |
    TRENTON, N.J. — It will be agonizing, emotional and draining. Most of all, it will be painful. New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine faces months of intensive therapy to recover from serious injuries suffered in an April 12 crash on the Garden State Parkway. "It is a grueling course that he's going to go through," said Kathleen O'Donnell, an inpatient rehabilitation manager at Atlantic Health, which operates several northern New Jersey health facilities. "My heart goes out to him." Corzine has been in intensive care since breaking 11 ribs, his sternum, a leg, his collarbone and a vertebra in the...
  • Corzine Still Unable To Breathe Without Ventilator

    04/18/2007 7:18:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 192 replies · 3,971+ views
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 18 APRIL 2007 | AP
    (AP) CAMDEN, N.J. -- Gov. Jon S. Corzine was in too much pain to breathe without a ventilator, doctors said Wednesday, as he approached a week in an intensive care unit following an April 12 car crash. An anesthesiologist at Cooper University Hospital inserted catheters near Corzine's 11 broken ribs Wednesday to give him a different type of pain treatment in the hope that would help him breathe completely on his own sooner. When doctors described that procedure Wednesday, it seemed clear that Corzine, a one-time Marine they described as a "pretty tough guy," was not likely have a miraculously...
  • Frustration over Corzine not buckling up

    04/18/2007 5:50:09 AM PDT · by libstripper · 55 replies · 1,448+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2007 | TOM HESTER Jr.,
    TRENTON, N.J. - Last year, New Jersey law officers ticketed 271,182 people for not wearing seat belts in violation of state law. This year, one will stand out: Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who was critically injured in an automobile accident last week. David Wald, spokesman for state Attorney General Stuart Rabner, wouldn't say why state police assigned to protect the governor didn't insist Corzine obey the seat belt law. "As always, we urge all drivers and passengers to wear seat belts," Wald said. Corzine, 60, broke multiple bones in the wreck and remains hospitalized in intensive care, breathing with the...
  • N.J. Governor to Undergo More Surgery

    04/16/2007 12:08:16 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 620+ views
    ABC News ^ | Apr 16, 2007 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    New Jersey's Governor Remains in Critical Condition and Scheduled to Undergo More Surgery CAMDEN, N.J. Apr 16, 2007 (AP)— Gov. Jon S. Corzine faces more surgery on his broken leg, the third operation he's needed since an auto crash left him in critical condition. Doctors at Cooper University Hospital said the surgery scheduled for Monday will be similar to one they performed Saturday, when they cleaned a 6-inch wound in his left thigh. On Sunday, he underwent a procedure to remove fluid that had collected outside his left lung. The procedure, which lasted less than 15 minutes, is common for...
  • No Seatbelt ?? STOP THE PRESSES !!!

    04/14/2007 6:47:15 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 19 replies · 583+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 04/14/07 | vanity
    Never mind the War on Terror, Crime, Corruption, or anything else ! The Governor of NJ didn't fasten his seatbelt !!!
  • Aides: Corzine Not Wearing Seat Belt ~ in violation of NJ Law....

    04/13/2007 2:11:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 111 replies · 2,892+ views
    6ABC ^ | April 13, 2007 | AP
    GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - April 13, 2007 - Gov. Jon S. Corzine was apparently not wearing his seat belt as required by law when his official SUV crashed into a guard rail, leaving the governor hospitalized in critical condition, two spokesmen said Friday. A state trooper was at the wheel and the governor was sitting as usual in the front passenger seat when the SUV slammed into a guard rail Thursday night, authorities said. Corzine broke a leg, his breastbone, 12 ribs and a vertebra. Corzine, 60, was sedated and on a breathing tube, and a doctor who helped treat...
  • New Hampshire House votes for manadate seatbelts

    04/07/2007 6:46:26 AM PDT · by Craigswatch · 15 replies · 306+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 4/06/2007 | Craigswatch
    News tips & feedbackHouse passes seatbelt bill By TOM FAHEY State House Bureau Chief Friday, Apr. 6, 2007 CONCORD – The New Hampshire House yesterday passed a mandatory seatbelt bill, requiring anyone in a moving car to be belted. The bill, which passed 153-140, would allow a police officer to stop and ticket anyone for driving without a seatbelt, or for having an unbelted passenger. The offense carries a $50 fine for a first offense, $100 for a second offense. New Hampshire is the last in the country without a law requiring all adults to wear a seatbelt. It also...
  • The Hand of God

    01/22/2007 7:52:47 PM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 13 replies · 412+ views
    Personal Experience ^ | 01/22/2007 | Me
    > Freep Friends > > Saturdayday morning, circa 1000 hours, I received a call from a stranger > informing me that my #3 daughter was involved in a "very serious > accident". > > My world exploded! > > Turns out my daughter was struck by another driver as she crossed a > major suburban parkway. The other driver ran a red-light and struck my > daughter. > > She was driving our family SUV (Saturn Vue) and was struck on the > driver side, right between the doors ("on the pillar"). The car that > struck her was traveling...

    07/31/2006 9:01:09 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 19 replies · 298+ views
    The Kinston Free Press, Kinston, NC ^ | July 30, 2006 | Editor
    State legislators have gone home. That's a good thing.The session began in May with much hope that with better economic times, lawmakers would seize the opportunity to give taxpayers a much-needed break and repeal the "temporary" taxes enacted during the 2001 recession. Many hoped that the General Assembly would also seize the opportunity to adopt a constitutional amendment protecting property owners from eminent domain abuse. Instead, the General Assembly made half-hearted attempts to appease taxpayers and property owners. Lawmakers trimmed back those tax increases, but wouldn't eliminate them altogether. As far as protecting property, the General Assembly repealed legislation that...
  • Click it or ticket

    05/31/2006 9:42:50 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 669 replies · 6,209+ views
    townhall ^ | 5/24/06 | Walter WIlliams
    Virginia's secretary of transportation sent out a letter announcing the state's annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 22 through June 4. I responded to the secretary of transportation with my own letter that in part reads: "Mr. Secretary: This is an example of the disgusting abuse of state power. Each of us owns himself, and it follows that we should have the liberty to take risks with our own lives but not that of others. That means it's a legitimate use of state power to mandate that cars have working brakes because if my car has poorly functioning brakes,...
  • Report: 48 Million Refuse to Buckle Up

    05/15/2006 2:20:53 AM PDT · by mathprof · 87 replies · 1,677+ views
    ap ^ | 5/15/06 | Ken Thomas
    Seat belt use is reaching record levels, so just who are the holdouts who fail to buckle up? Often they are young men who live in rural areas and drive pickups, the government says. About 48 million people do not regularly put on seat belts when they are on the road, a figure the government's highway safety agency hopes to lower with an annual public education campaign ahead of the summer driving season. The "Click It or Ticket" campaign involves checkpoints, patrols and advertisements to help enforce seat belt laws. It runs from May 22 through June 4. The latest...
  • New Seat Belt Law(Haley Barbour announced today he will sign the bill.)

    01/31/2006 3:16:44 AM PST · by WKB · 107 replies · 1,457+ views
    WLBT ^ | 1-30-06
    It appears the new seat belt bill will be signed into law. It would allow officers to pull you over and ticket you, simply for not being buckled up. Governor Haley Barbour announced today he will sign the bill. The penalty is a maximum fine of 25 dollars. It applies to both front seat passengers and children between 4 and 8 years old, sitting anywhere in the car. The bill was introduced in the house. The senate passed it on friday
  • Bill To Strengthen MS Seat Belt Law Going To Gov.(snip to further harass African-American drivers)

    01/28/2006 6:27:57 AM PST · by WKB · 36 replies · 771+ views
    WLOX ^ | 1-27-06
    Carol Johns of Pascagoula says she doesn't need a state law to make her wear a seat belt. But, she acknowledges a law might have helped persuade her to buckle up years ago when she was a teenager learning to drive. "Whether we realize it or not, young people have a lot of respect for what the law says,'' said Johns, who's 55 and says she has only been wearing a seat belt regularly for three years. Mississippi could be on the verge of strengthening its seat belt law from a secondary offense to a primary one, meaning a law...
  • New seat belt law goes into effect today; hope is it will save lives (S.C. nanny statism)

    01/03/2006 5:55:41 PM PST · by snowsislander · 21 replies · 678+ views
    The Times and Democrat ^ | December 09, 2005 | RICHARD WALKER
    The number of people who have died on South Carolina roads so far this year hit 1,011 as of late Thursday. But today, the state’s primary seat belt law goes into effect. Officials hope it will lead to a reduction in the number of road deaths and injuries. “In this troop alone, we have had a total of 95 fatalities,” said Capt. C. N. Williamson of South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 7, which includes Orangeburg County. “Sixty-five of the 95 were not wearing a seat belt. At least half would have lived if they had of worn their seat belts.”...
  • New rules for drivers take effect

    01/03/2006 5:13:52 PM PST · by festus · 18 replies · 536+ views
    Quad City Times ^ | 1/3/2006 | Matt Adrian
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois drivers will have a variety of new rules to follow in 2006 from stricter seat belt regulations for teenagers to fewer chances to keep moving violations off driving records. As of Jan. 1, all minors riding with a motorist under 19 years of age will have to wear safety belts. The proposal is aimed at reducing fatal accidents among teenage drivers, who are more likely to be involved in collisions. “It’s to protect the lives of young people,” said Illinois State Police spokesman Rick Hector. “Teens are more likely to die in car crashes.” Hector said that...
  • State trooper or panhandler? Drivers fooled (COP IN DISGUISE BUSTS NON-SEATBELT WEARERS)

    12/06/2005 12:30:15 PM PST · by paulat · 98 replies · 1,773+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/6/05 | Jennifer Sullivan
    State trooper or panhandler? Drivers fooled By Jennifer Sullivan Seattle Times staff reporter In the three years since state lawmakers gave cops the go-ahead to pull over people for not wearing seat belts, the State Patrol has become creative about spotting scofflaws. But one new approach has raised a few eyebrows — while providing results troopers call impressive. On Saturday, a trooper stood on a street corner in Spanaway, Pierce County, and helped bust 30 people for not wearing their seat belts. The trooper, wearing plain clothes and a cardboard sign around his neck that read "Happy Holidays Buckle Up,"...
  • "How's Your Wife? - Compared to What?"

    10/19/2005 7:54:15 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 16 replies · 1,905+ views
    The title is, of course, an ancient joke from the vaudeville circuit. It’s an appropriate way to praise, rather than attack, one particular article – and in the process to attack ten thousand others. Here is the lede from “Show Me the Risk!” by Deroy Murdock in NRO (National Review Online) on 19 October 2005: “According to The Archives of Internal Medicine, pharmaceutical companies market a drug that kills some 7,000 Americans annually. These people don’t die instantly, but instead expire after slowly suffering gastrointestinal bleeding. Oddly enough, TV-news producers are ho-hum about this deadly medicine. The Food and Drug...
  • 1929 Duesenberg Crashes Near Ann Arbor, Killing 3

    08/01/2005 4:19:41 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 156 replies · 3,599+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | July 31, 2005 | AP
    1929 Duesenberg Crashes Near Ann Arbor, Killing 3POSTED: 9:16 am EDT July 31, 2005 UPDATED: 11:14 am EDT July 31, 2005 SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A driver apparently ran a stop sign at an intersection near Ann Arbor and collided with a classic car carrying a family of five, killing two parents and a child, authorities said. The other two children in the 1929 Duesenberg convertible were injured in crash, which happened about 8:10 p.m. Saturday, the Washtenaw County sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday. All five from the Superior Township family were thrown from the Duesenberg, which didn't...
  • Search resumes for toddler missing in river

    07/28/2005 9:20:12 AM PDT · by NathanBookman · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/28/05 | staff
    Divers went back into the Grand Calumet River in Gary this morning, searching for a 2-year-old girl who was ejected from a sport-utility vehicle Wednesday night when the SUV struck a guardrail, WGN-Ch. 9 reported. The child, Jatama Greene of Gary, was not in a child-restraining seat and was wearing only a seat belt when the SUV driven by her mother crashed shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday on the Cline Avenue exit ramp from the Indiana Toll Road, authorities said. Jatama was thrown from the vehicle and fell 40 feet into the river, WGN reported. "We have a witness who...
  • Skeptics on seat-belt laws dig their heels in for free choice

    07/17/2005 10:17:40 AM PDT · by Technoman · 96 replies · 1,871+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 16, 2005 | Gary Richards
    … Having a license to drive means signing a contract to follow the rules of the road. Wearing your seat belt is one of them. If you die because you stubbornly don't buckle up, your death will affect family and friends. I doubt if they are OK with that…
  • New law ups age for child restraints

    06/16/2005 10:28:10 AM PDT · by Disambiguator · 74 replies · 2,245+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune ^ | June 14, 2005 | Jan Jonas
    Your children are cute, but if they're not buckled in correctly, they're going to cost you a ticket. Albuquerque police and law enforcement officers around the state say parents of children ages 5 and up are going to be scrutinized more than ever when a new law on child safety seats goes into effect Friday. The current law requires safety restraints for children through age 4 or less than 40 pounds. The new law says children ages 5 or 6 or less than 60 pounds must be protected. Children 7 through 12 also require safety restraints - either a child...
  • Walter E. Williams: Click it or ticket

    06/15/2005 10:07:20 AM PDT · by manny613 · 56 replies · 1,725+ views ^ | June 15, 2005 | Walter Williams
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an office within the U.S. Department of Transportation, just finished its annual campaign to get us to wear our seatbelts under a program called "Click It or Ticket." States receive federal subsidies to ticket drivers if they or their passengers are not buckled up.
  • Obese Woman Cited For Not Wearing Seat Belt

    06/09/2005 3:47:24 AM PDT · by MississippiMasterpiece · 61 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | June 8, 2005 | Staff Report
    A woman battling obesity was ticketed for not wearing her seat belt, Local 4 reported. Yvonne Monger has a blood-clotting disease that has contributed to her weight problems, Local 4 reported. Monger e-mailed to say that she has tried to wear a seat belt, but has trouble getting it to fit around her. Monger said she's been pulled over by police in the past for not wearing a seat belt, but had never been ticketed until the most recent stop, the station reported. "There's other obese people out here also," said Monger. "What are we supposed to do? Not...
  • Gov. Robert Ehrlich Ends use of Night Vision Gear for Seat Belt Enforcement (Follow-up story)

    06/06/2005 7:46:25 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 41 replies · 984+ views
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Governor Robert Ehrlich has directed the state police to cease using night vision gear to enforce the state's seat belt laws. State police will continue to enforce the laws, but won't use the special goggles that were tested for the first and only time last Wednesday night in Montgomery County. The governor got plenty of complaints about the practice. His spokeswoman, Shareese DeLeaver, says Ehrlich doesn't usually support Big Brother tactics when it comes to law enforcement. State police spokesman Greg Shipley says the night-vision equipment was borrowed from the military and has already been returned....
  • Check the Map! Are we in Vermont Yet?

    05/22/2005 5:04:48 AM PDT · by cantfindagoodscreenname · 18 replies · 919+ views
    Check the map! Are we in Vermont yet?By SHAWNE K. WICKHAMSunday News Staff Jeannie Johnson actually groaned aloud when she heard they had to cut down New Hampshire trees for two Vermont billboards that are quickly becoming infamous. The story just keeps getting worse. Johnson is the coordinator of the governor’s highway safety program in Vermont. That agency paid thousands of dollars to put up two billboards in the middle of New Hampshire that have been turning heads and sparking conversations. Trees were cleared to provide a view of a new billboard on I-293 promoting seatbelt use in Vermont. (BOB...

    02/07/2005 4:45:48 AM PST · by InfantryMarine · 322 replies · 4,754+ views
    Very powerful (not gory) and extremely effective short video of the importance of teens and young adults wearing (or anyone)seat belts. I think this is one of the most important items ever passed along. PLEASE VIEW IT AND FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW. It MAY SAVE A LIFE. PARTICULARLY those with teens or young adults!!! FORCE YOU KIDS AND THEIR FRIENDS TO WATCH IT IF NEED BE.Much more powerful and effective than any "Be Safe Lecture" could possibly be. It may just well save their lives! LINK:
  • Maine's sleeping lion is awakening...

    01/18/2005 5:58:44 AM PST · by newsgatherer · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Christian news in ^ | 18 January, 2004 | Skip Foley
    Maine's Reform party leadership speaks out. And so, the sleeping lion of third partyism in Maiine is awakening. SEATBELTS, BUDGETS, FUNDRAISERS AND MORE FUNDRAISERS!  2005 Using our Freedoms against us!  By Nelson “Skip” Foley  Dateline: January 2005 – The budget is ok if you look at what is being brought in by state government activities in Maine verses what is already being spent but when you realize the insatiable hunger of increased spending Augusta seems to generate under the Democratic Leadership, the budget is and has been for a number of years in “short fall” mode.  This is a symptom of most...
  • Darwin strikes again: Anti-seat belt advocate dies because he wasn't wearing seat belt

    01/10/2005 5:27:17 PM PST · by nyg4168 · 71 replies · 1,921+ views
    On 17 September 2004, 21-year-old senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Derek Kieper wrote in the school's newspaper, the Daily Nebraskan: "As laws become increasingly strict for seat belts, fewer people will respond positively by buckling up in response to the laws. There seems to be a die-hard group of non-wearers out there who simply do not wish to buckle up no matter what the government does. I belong to this group." On 4 January 2005, it was reported: "Kieper, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died early Tuesday morning when the Ford Explorer he was a passenger...
  • If You Don't Buckle Up, Read On About My Daughter

    01/03/2005 1:33:36 PM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 140 replies · 2,893+ views
    Yesterday, my daughter was driving her Honda Civic at 50 mph when a Chevy Cavalier traveling 55 mph in the opposite direction suddenly swerved directly into her path. The resulting direct headon collision totalled both cars. Neither my daughter nor her passenger sustained any injuries beyond superficial bruising--today, they're both sore but functioning normally. The other driver suffered a broken leg, and her passenger was unhurt. Both vehicles' airbags deployed, and all four had buckled up. Whatever reason you've concocted for refusing to buckle up really doesn't do justice to your intelligence.

    11/27/2004 11:06:55 AM PST · by forest · 35 replies · 2,238+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #327 ^ | 11-28-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Rummaging through a junk drawer the other day, I ran across a little government pamphlet that says on the back: "This book is valuable. Do not lose it." It is from the United States office of Price Administration and titled, "War Ration Book No. 3." Inside the book are four pages of 48 ration stamps each. Darned if I can remember exactly how these ration stamps were used -- I was just a kid during the Second World War. But, this book has my name on it, so I kept it. No reason. I just did. My childhood wasn't a...
  • Futile but courageous attempt at standing up fpr his rights

    07/27/2004 7:52:10 AM PDT · by AnybodyButSchumer · 50 replies · 1,045+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 7/20/2004 | Burt Constable
    Veteran won't buckle under in fight against seat belt law Daily Herald Reports Posted 7/20/2004 By Burt Constable The military veteran license plate and the bumper sticker noting "Freedom Is Never Free. Thank You, Vets" hinted that this would be no routine traffic ticket for a seat belt violation. "My freedoms and rights are not accidents to me. I fought for them. I carried the bodies, and parts of bodies, of soldiers who fought for them," says a solemn Steve Riedner, veteran of an airlift squadron during the Vietnam War and current seat belt scofflaw. The 55-year-old tool-and-die maker from...
  • Is there now a primary seat belt law in AZ? (vanity)

    07/01/2004 7:37:04 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 12 replies · 449+ views
    My Demented Mind | July 1, 2004 | me
    Is there now a primary seat belt law in AZ (one that allows a traffic stop just for the seat belt violation)? My wife keeps insisting DPS has announced this on the radio, but the last I heard about it, the bill to make it so was defeated at the same time that rural speed limits were increased. I looked on AZ government pages, DPS website, and here, and couldn't find any reference at all.
  • Click it or Ticket

    06/26/2004 12:06:50 PM PDT · by pageonetoo · 249 replies · 1,281+ views
    None | 06/26/04 | self
    I am trying to figure out how to get a national petition started, to overturn the "Click it or Ticket" laws and its erosion, further, of individual rights. I am curious how many folk consider The "Click it"campaign to be good, and whether it come through legislation, or did it come about by beaurocratic decree? (From the NHTA site: What Impact Have Primary Safety Belt Laws Had? Primary safety belt laws – laws that allow police officers to pull over a driver and issue a safety belt citation without first observing another offense – have had an enormous effect on...
  • Die in battle, die in bed, but don't die like this.

    06/08/2004 4:43:00 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 262 replies · 671+ views
    Evening all…I just found out that someone was killed two weeks ago in a car wreck in California.His name was Corey; he was 28 years old; he wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.In 1979 my family moved into the house my mother still owns. Among the neighbors, across lots (one walked through our backyard and theirs to get to their back door) are an elderly couple who have lived there all their lives, raised their children there, and frequently baby-sat two of their grandchildren. We befriended this couple and, by extension, their grandkids, who were...
  • Seatbelt Enforcement Quotas?

    05/09/2003 11:56:44 AM PDT · by microgood · 18 replies · 5,681+ views
    KomoTVNews ^ | May 9,2003 | Michelle Esteban
    KING COUNTY - By now you have heard of the statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign. The Washington State Patrol says it's working because it's getting harder to find offenders. "We are very passionate about it primarily because our main mission is to save lives," says WSP Captain Les Young. A new television public service announcement starts airing Monday to remind drivers the new month-long "Click It Or Ticket" campaign starts May 19th. "It's just not a good enough reason to be handing out citations," says seatbelt law opponent Dan Goebel. Goebel is one of the sponsors of Initiative 836...
  • Wisconsin State Patrol Cracks Down On Seat Belt Use

    05/29/2004 10:12:13 AM PDT · by gorush · 56 replies · 395+ views
    Channel 3000, WISC-TV ^ | 5-28-04 | Channel 3000 staff writer
    $10 Fine For Not Wearing Safety Belt POSTED: 9:39 pm CDT May 28, 2004 UPDATED: 10:47 pm CDT May 28, 2004 MADISON, Wis. -- If you're heading out on the highway this weekend - buckle up or pay the price. SURVEY Do you wear a safety belt in the car? Yes No Sometimes Results | Disclaimer Wisconsin is joining other states in a big crackdown on seat belt use. Additional state patrol officers will be watching for all sorts of violations on the road. But when it comes to seat belts, there will be zero tolerance. The biggest seat belt...
  • Buckle Up . . . Or Else (Tales from the nanny state)

    05/23/2004 2:18:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 30 replies · 437+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 31, 2004 | Andrew Ferguson
    EVEN THOUGH ROUGH WINDS do shake the darling buds thereof, I think we can all agree that May is a fabulous month, flush and lusty as the poets say, a time to gather knots of flowers, and buds and garlands gay. It is the month above all of Mother's Day, made doubly so by the decision of the United States government to transform itself for a few weeks every May into a kind of Mom for everybody--your Mom, my Mom, even our Moms' Mom. And this national Mom has a few things she'd like to get settled right here and...