Seat Belt Law is Wrong
seat belt law
The government should not have seat belt law, both on carmarkers and individuals. For carmakers, the supply is driven by the demand. For indivdiuals, seat belt usage is a personal choice. Corporations definitely can enforce seat belt rule on their employees but it is too much for the government to do this. It does not make sense to book a driver who does not wear the seat belt as a criminal. It is against liberty. The government is not our nanny and should not dictate what is good for us. The government should only encourage taxpayers to buckle up. The officer's request for a driver to pull over not due to reckless driving can be considered a harassment. Also while the attention is given to the driver who does not wear seat belt, the officer may miss other reckless drivers. A sensible officer should ignore this liberticide law. If this law is abolished, the government can save cost because implementation of law needs money. If the government can make a law on the seat belt, then it may also make a law on the car helmet in future.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

  by Ong Seng Aun.
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