U.S. Distributes $109 Million to States with Primary Seat Belt Laws

September 4, 2007

  • September 4, 2007 at 7:27 am
    Anon says:
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    Okay, I’m no cop… but…

    How many of these states have adequately funded police departments to enforce a primary seat-belt law?

    I don’t know about where you are but the police in NE-Ohio are so underfunded and understaffed instead of “Protect and Serve” they have either “Go ahead and murder us” or “Unless you’re being murdered, don’t call us” stenciled on the side of their cruisers.

    This is just more political BS… giving money to states based on a rediculous criteria as who’s got the best seat-belt laws.

    Iowa? Indiana? Oregon? Washington (D.C. Excluded)? Connecticut? I think your money would be better spent elsewhere… like in Louisiana (working on becoming the murder capitol of the US), Michigan, D.C. (already having some of the most dangerous places to live)… hell, even Ohio is fighting urban “thugery” to a losing battle.

    Let’s start putting money where it’s needed istead of where it’s politically advisable. Screw PC… accept there are certain demographics that make a place more likely to lead to violent crime and spend the money there!

    Forget where we’re allowed to smoke, how far a stripper can be from us, what time a porn shop needs to close (that’s for Ohio legislators)… and focus on what’s really important (that I wear a gun in my house becuase I’m afraid of the people on the next street over).

  • September 4, 2007 at 1:12 am
    Scott says:
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    In Maryland a potential driver must pass a written exam and a driving test before becoming a licensed motorist. Knowing that seatbelt use is required under the law is a part of both. Furthermore, most cars have flashing lights and audio cues to alert drivers to fasten their seatbelts. If I were to be stopped for not wearing my seatbelt I couldn’t claim ignorance as an excuse could I? Then what is the point of this redundant multi-million dollar campaign funded by taxpayers? I live in Baltimore, how about this for a taxpayer funded campaign, stop killing each other!!

  • September 4, 2007 at 1:36 am
    fred says:
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    I agree. I live in Florida and we have a seat belt law, but we are not even on the list to get any money.

    Another waste of taxpayer money. People need to be responsible for themselves. If they are in a car accident and are killed for not wearing the seat belt then it is thier fault. Give them a ticket if you like, but quit spend excess dollars you don’t have in Washington

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