#1 Florida ups seat belt law to primary offense....07-01-2009, 12:32 AM
If I were pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, I'd tell the officer that I was feeling kind of froggy today and left the motorcycle at home and decided to live life on the edge and drive the car without a seat belt... They're looking out for our safety, my ass!!!!! When motorcycles are outlawed, I'll buy into it... Until then it's just a money maker that preys on the stupid...
Driving a motorcycle down the highway at 65 mph is perfectly legal, but if you decide to sit inside a steel cage with airbags all around you without a seat belt-NOW THAT IS JUST IRRESPONSIBLE>.......Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
07-01-2009, 01:07 AM
NJ did this years ago. I guess police don't have a lot to do, you know, like busting murderers and such.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
07-01-2009, 07:32 AM
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Seat belts have been a primary offense for several years. The Florida Highway Patrol from time to time decides to make a point of looking for people not wearing seat belts. Usually its used as an excuse to pull some one over and check for drugs or DUI or something when there is no other obvious reason to pull them over. The police just can't pull someone over for no reason other than as check point.
SonnabendGuest07-01-2009, 08:03 AM
Seatbelts have been mandatory here for decades. It's a fine and loss of points...and the effects and the lives saved have been proven time and again.
I love this one
Seeing as we Aussies invented the baby capsule, we have also benefited from its effects...seeing as babies dont become projectiles through the windscreen in a collision. We kinda like it that way.
BTW....as we're discussing things, a little anecdote for you.
Two nights ago I was pulled over for a random RBT test at a checkpoint.
Cop asked me if I had been to a party, i said yes, he said have you had anything to drink, i said alcohol? No.
Test was, of course, negative. I NEVER touch alcohol if I am driving.
As I started the car, the cop pointed to a guy being cuffed.
"That's one drunk who won't be killing anyone tonight. On your way, driver." and he moved onto the next car.
You dont have the right to drive drunk
Onlly idiots drive without seatbelts
RBT stops save lives
Seatbelts save lives.
And I would not have it any other way.
Call it socialism or whatever...I dont care. Both work to stop road fatalities.
As it should be.
Last edited by Sonnabend; 07-01-2009 at 08:22 AM.
07-01-2009, 10:46 AM
They did that in Michigan a few years back, too.
I've been wearing my seatbelt ever since they made it a secondary offense. As a kid, though, we never wore them. My dad used to cut them out of his cars. He was in an accident once in which he was thrown from the car. If he hadn't been thrown, he would have been impaled by the steering column.
He and my mom used to fight about it all the time. My mom used to always tell him "if you hadn't been drinking, you wouldn't have been in that accident to begin with".
07-01-2009, 10:51 AM
You must really have some colorful words for those idiots who choose to ride motorcyclists. Can't believe those things are still legal. Seat belt laws are fine, but I don't agree with making them a primary offense.
It's nothing more than a money maker under the guise of caring about your safety.
Last edited by stsinner; 07-01-2009 at 10:53 AM.Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
07-01-2009, 12:57 PM
Last edited by NJCardFan; 07-01-2009 at 01:00 PM.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
07-01-2009, 01:44 PM
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As someone who has be riding and racing motorcycles for almost 30 years, I do not agree with helmet laws. You are pretty much taking your life in your own hands once you take to the road on a motorcycle anyway, helmet or not. I believe that it should be a choice. You will never find me on a bike without my helmet on. If I am going a block or riding 600 miles. I preach the advantages of wearing a helmet over the hazards of not but I do not force my views on anyone.
07-01-2009, 03:37 PM
I always wear a seatbelt but I don't care if anyone else does. I always wear a helmet on a motorcycle but I don't care if any other riders wear them. I never wear a helmet on a bicycle and I seriously don't care what other people think about that.
Driving or riding in a car is inherently dangerous. If you really wanted to impact traffic fatalities, you'd outlaw cars entirely.
Safety isn't always first. If it was, we'd all be living in little cages eating rationed Human Chow and spending a mandatory 5 hours a day on our Human wheels. We'd live way, way longer but I'll bet that for most of us death couldn't come soon enough.
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