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Wow 150 buck fine that should teach them. I don't think so. Not wearing a seat belt isn't a crime. It might not be a bright idea but not a crime. The reason Kansas made the fine so low was to keep communities from making their law enforcement focus on seat belts rather than red lights, robbery, theft and other far more important law enforcement issues. We can also pass laws so you can't drink 32oz sodas, or eat at McDonald's, but I say we side with individual freedom. Seatbelts make good sense but are we really going turn those who don't into criminals?
I understand kansasfaithful does not subscribe to enterprise liability, but why should KF or I have to pay for the ambulance that transports the unbelted passenger ejected from a crash vehicle? Why should KF and I have to pay for the fire truck and crew that have to wash down the remains of the unbelted passenger ejected from a crash vehicle. And finally, why should KF and I have to pay for the extraordinary medical care that tried to save the life of the unbelted passenger ejected? Do we get to pay because we believe in some kind of absolute individual freedom? I would take a little less freedom and shift the social costs to the person with a lack of good sense.
Why would you assume that because someone doesn't wear a seat belt that you would be paying their medical bill? Most medical bills following an accident are payed by medical or car insurance. Insurance that is normally purchased by the car owner or the patient. Even without insurance most people are responsible for their own bills. Not wearing a seat belt is a personal choice, similar to smoking, drinking, eating fast food etc. It may not be smart or safe but it's not a crime.
Just because it's paid for through insurance doesn't mean that we aren't all eventually picking up the tab.
Well that would be a result of our crap medical system not the result of whether someone wore their seat belt :)
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