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Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 14:50:58 GMT
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?

Shane Almeida wrote: > > On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 04:44:47 +0000, Pooh Bear wrote: > > Yup - very likely. Yanks are too dumb to realise that wearing seatbelts is > > sensible. Their 'freedom' mentality means that the gov't is reluctant to > > impose it as law nationwide. > > Yes, heaven forbid people take responsibility for their own actions > instead of relying on the government to legislate what should be common > sense. I'm not keen either on relying on the government to legislate what should be common sense, but I think you're missing the target here by a long shot. Seat belt wearing is almost universally accepted; it's a very old story. Anybody can cause a traffic accident, e.g. a blown tire or swerving around an unexpected obstacle. That accident may easily affect other road users, not just yourself. I would be happier if I knew that other road users wore seat belts and had a better chance of survival if it came to the worst.

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