Seat belt laws are nothing more than a tyrannical big brother government creating laws to protect us from ourselves. When really all they have done is created a new stream of income for themselves. They like to share how many lives are saved by seatbelt use and show us gory pictures. Okay, I will agree that seat belts save some lives. But we could save a lot more by having our speed limits enforced. Not to mention the gas we could save, which in turn would create less demand for gas and ultimately lower gas prices. For some reason, that concept is not enough to get people to slow down. Nor is the $75 to $200 fine. What if speeding tickets cost $1000? I'm sure most would slow down for that price. However, our government, who wants to protect us so badly by implementing seatbelt laws and enforcing them by pulling people over for no other infraction other than not wearing a seatbelt, will never raise speed tickets to $1000 to help protect us. Why? Because they would lose out on the revenue. The higher cost of tickets would lead to less speeders, which leads to less fines being paid, which leads to
This was what was on my mind today.