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sailingaround July 28th, 2015 8:41pm

(One should always wear a seatbelt, but) If damaging property is already a civil crime, and harming people is already a criminal crime...are seatbelt laws necessary or are they mostly revenue generation for city, county, state governments?

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/28/15 5:31 pm

I believe in the benefits of wearing seat belts. Before it was law though, I rarely wore them.

But, in MN, seat belt cannot be the primary reason to be pulled over. So I don't see it a primary revenue generation here.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/28/15 2:28 pm

Two issues.
The societal burden that comes from permanently injured persons from lack of seatbelt sneers to be considered. Second, children. The laws protect children too.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/28/15 2:51 pm

That should've been "needs" not "sneers"

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
07/28/15 4:06 pm

See, I'm 50/50 on this one. While I think it's a crime to make victimless crimes a crime. I wonder if, instead of laws about seatbelts, cars just had an annoying seatbelt alarm that couldn't be dismantled.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
07/28/15 5:28 pm

Have a friend with a constant bing w/o seatbelt on. He just clips it and sits on it to silence the sound.

dfish at home
07/29/15 6:38 pm

I would never buy a car with such an obnoxious feature.

dfish at home
07/29/15 6:40 pm

I wish we lived in a society that relied on parents and family to teach responsibility instead of whine for the govt to create a law that fixes nothing