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I'm Against Seat Belt Laws

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I'm an adult. You might be.

As an adult I like to think I have certain rights. For example, the right to choose not to wear a seat belt. You might think this is completely stupid. It might be. But if stupid was illegal we'd have to make most of the world criminals.

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Now I'm not advocating that you should not wear a seatbelt. I think they are great things. Race car drivers wear them, so that makes them cool. Sometimes I wear a helmet when I'm driving my car around town, being extra safe. I usually get funny looks.

My point with the seat belt thing is that people are being made to pay fines for something so arbitrary as wearing a seat belt? You're only hurting yourself.

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Now I think recognizing that it's most safe to wear a seat belt, we could make it a law that children under 18 (since that's when they are an adult legally) have to wear a seat belt.

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But overall I'm sick and tired of laws for every little thing. Next will there be a law on how much pop I can drink? Oh wait, someone did actually try that. Jackbass.

Whatever happened to us trying to educate the populace on "best practices" without making everyone a criminal simply because they should have free choice?

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You can find more ramblings from The Speed Ambassador on his site www.MyWheelLife.com

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