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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More evidence male drivers committing civil disobedience against seat belt laws at night

Little-known secret law enforcement and nanny-state bureacrats don't want you to know

by Eric Dondero

One of the greatest ways to give the big finger to nanny-state government is to unbuckle your seat belt for nighttime driving. Police officers are screwed with seat belt enforcement when the sun goes down. There is virtually no way to detect non-wearers.

While the liberal media keeps this fact hush-hush, there's anecdotal evidence from time to time, of the increasing frustration of law enforcement officials.

From Patch.com, Monroe, Michigan, "You Gotta Click It to Avoid a Ticket":
Monroe is joining state and local police officers in beefing up enforcement of seat belt laws during the holiday season. The Click It or Ticket campaign starts on Dec. 3.

"Those who choose not to wear a seat belt will feel the heat from our officers who will be out cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators," said Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley. "Motorists should buckle up every time they go out, both day and night. Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone not buckled up ... no warnings and no excuses. Click It or Ticket."

While wearing a seat belt may be uncomfortable for some drivers, McCauley said making it a habit can save lives.

"Too many drivers and passengers on the road at night are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy," McCauley said. "Our goal is to save more lives, so the Monroe Police Department will be out enforcing seat belt laws around the clock."
If you're a libertarian who cares about personal freedom, or a limited government conservatives with a rebel libertarian streak, please reconsider seat belt usage at night. There is virtually Zero risk of getting caught. If only to stick it up the ass of the big government nanny-state.

10 comments:

jgeleff said...

Eric, for the record. You're against seat belt LAWS, not seat belts, correct?

Mr. Mcgranor said...

I do not drive. However i did used to not put the seat belt on, when i was a passenger. Now i do; because i cannot afford a ticket. It was 3-4 years ago that Missouri made a primary seat-belt law. Until then, one could be ticketed for it if the police had another reason to inquire.

mitsukurina said...

"If you're a libertarian who cares about personal freedom, or a limited government conservatives with a rebel libertarian streak, please reconsider seat belt usage at night."

Why? So I can be killed in an accident?

Eric Dondero said...

Tell me please why does life matter if you don't have liberty?

I'd rather be dead than give into the Nazi state.

Unknown said...

I used to never wear a seat belt. But I'd always buckle my daughter in. Then I asked myself one day, Why? Why did I put the seat belt on her? Because I love her. Don't want to see her injured. Then I had to ask myself if I loved myself too.
Answer: Yes, I do love myself too. So I used the seat belt from then on.

Eric Dondero said...

Sounds like you love yourself and you love your daughter, but you don't love liberty.

Oh, well. You're like 99% of Americans who now pretty much hate liberty.

mitsukurina said...

Of all the things that the state makes me do; wear a seat belt is one of the better thought out ones. Why is this your focus -- just curious.

The Right Guy said...

The state doesn't make you do anything. You make the choice to go along with the rules or not. Either has it's consequences. The hallmark of the left is that when it comes to safety and security is that authority is correct. In fact I would say it's a test of progressives, left and right. Politics isn't left or right, it's state/collective/tribe versus the individual. It always has been.

mitsukurina said...

"The state doesn't make you do anything. You make the choice to go along with the rules or not. Either has it's consequences. "

Sure. But that's hair splitting. The state doesn't force me to wear a seat belt but it will hit me with tickets until its not affordable for me to drive; or it will seize my car.

KN@PPSTER said...

The whole point of "civil disobedience" is to be caught/arrested so as to call attention to some wrong or evil.

Not wearing a seatbelt at night when you don't think you'll get caught isn't "civil disobedience."

It's just not wearing a seatbelt at night when you don't think you'll get caught.

Not that there's anything wrong with that -- it's your life and should be left to make your own decisions concerning relative risks, comfort, etc.