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What is your view on the usage of seatbelts?
I oppose the usage of seatbelts. It is destroying our society. 23%
I support the usage of seatbelts. I am a European terrorist. 76%

Votes: 21

 Seatbelts - Bad Influence

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Jul 20, 2002

I am appalled that in a country as civilized as the United States of America, the threat of seatbelts still exists. What's worse is that the government not only condones the usage of seatbelts, but also has passed legislation requiring individuals to wear them. It might seem rather odd that I would condemn the usage of seatbelts. After all, at first glance, seatbelts appear to protect rather than harm individuals. However, it is clear after further examination that seatbelts are a bad influence that endangers individuals, rather than protects them.


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The media has fooled the public into believing that seatbelts save lives, but what it doesn't tell you is that it is because of seatbelts that lives are in danger in the first place. In the same style as condoms, seatbelts give individuals a false sense of security, believing that they can drive recklessly without fear of the consequences. It not only distorts the safety of the user, but as condoms promote sex among children, seatbelts actually promotes reckless driving among drivers. Reckless driving has irreversible impacts on both individuals and society as a whole. It helps build a stereotype Americans are reckless drivers that should not be behind the wheel of any automobile. That is why this delinquent behavior must be stopped.

The only way to stop the menace of seatbelts is not to wear them. Although not wearing a seatbelt is illegal and can end up in incarceration, it is up to us to stop seatbelts from corrupting any more individuals. As Martin Luther King, Jr. often did, those who are against the corruption of seatbelts should protest by breaking the law. Remove the seatbelts from your automobiles. You will be happy that you did.


Let's have a transatlantic bashing contest! (none / 0) (#1)
by because it isnt on Sat Jul 20th, 2002 at 05:46:26 PM PST
Some further poll ideas:

Synonym of "hue":
  • Colour
  • Color
I weigh:
  • Less than 30 kilograms
  • More than 200 pounds
Kid Rock is:
  • Sorry, who? Is he like Carl Cox or Paul Oakenfold?
  • a frickin' genius
What makes your teeth stand on edge?
  • The way Americans spend half the national debt on artificial tooth-whitening products because they are addicted to getting that unnatural gleam.
  • The way British people are nonplussed about their yellow and/or crooked teeth.
any further ideas? -- because it isn't

Other things ... (none / 0) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Jul 21st, 2002 at 03:40:58 AM PST
That give a false sense of security: ABS, brakes, metallic parts of the car, stability of four wheels, etc.

Let's have a car with three wheels, without ABS, or brakes, and made of paper.

Let's go further, and make mere tracks of our highways, transforming our America in some sort of Afghanistan. Let's ride camels (who ever heard of a camel accident?).

I have. (none / 0) (#6)
by because it isnt on Sun Jul 21st, 2002 at 04:01:56 AM PST
I've had more "camel accidents" than I care to mention. However, I've never had an accident while riding a camel. Er, let me rephrase that. I've never had an accident when using a camel for transportation. -- because it isn't

Please do not elaborate. (none / 0) (#7)
by dmg on Sun Jul 21st, 2002 at 02:54:16 PM PST
Your bestial antics are of NO interest to any reader of the most controversial site on the Internet.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Camels are good for a hump or two. [nt] (none / 0) (#8)
by because it isnt on Sun Jul 21st, 2002 at 05:06:30 PM PST -- because it isn't

Au contraire. (none / 0) (#9)
by RobotSlave on Sun Jul 21st, 2002 at 05:18:45 PM PST
I, for one, am quite interested.

© 2002, RobotSlave. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

I'm opposed to the usage of seatbelts (none / 0) (#10)
by walwyn on Mon Jul 22nd, 2002 at 04:52:48 AM PST
in American cars.

Further more I propose that a sharpe pointy thing be attached to the stearing wheel of aforementioned cars, and pointing in the general direction of said driver's chest.

Condoms and seatbelts among rednecks (none / 0) (#11)
by Fako on Wed Jul 31st, 2002 at 09:19:02 PM PST
I have two points.

A- Condoms dont promote sex among the youth. They dont even promote sex at any age. People will still have sex, condoms or no condoms, doing coitus interrptus or something. The only things condoms do is preventing 3 things: STD (sexually transmitted diseases), unwanted births and 16 year mothers

B- I do agree, no redneck should ever be allowed to drive a car with a seatbelt. Well, this page will lose 90% of its visit, but the world would live in peace and i could even go to the southern estates and not be treated of an anticrist and terrorist, or burned like an heret or something


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