Saturday, June 8, 2013

"Click it or Ticket" Can Stick It

Everyday people drive 90 to 100 miles per hour on the interstate without any penalty.  However, I can drive 1/4 mile from my house and get a ticket for not wearing my seat belt.  This is why some people do not like the police.  It seems that they are concentrating on the wrong things.  Me not wearing my seatbelt, endangers myself.  The idiot driving 100 mph is endangering him/herself and everyone around them.  Oh, I suppose, I could get into an accident, have my body propelled forward,  launched through the windshield and take out 3 joggers. But probably not.  "Click it or ticket."  I hate that phrase.  I'm guessing they had a contest for school-age kids and some glue eating little shit came up with that stupid phrase.

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 another lottery less money collected by states, counties, parishes, cities etc etc....No they will stick to collecting their small fines and ensure their stable income.  And that my friends, pisses me off.

This was what was on my mind today.


  1. I suppose if you got into an accident, had your body propelled forward, launched through the windshield and take out 3 joggers, you may get fame. Maybe even a commercial. I hate police for the most part but I may have residual anger. Not because I was married to one a long time ago but, because I worked with them. Not a fan. Firemen, detectives, etc. those people are alright. I digress. Have a good one.

    1. I had to file a claim once with your ex. He seemed rather cold to my situation but maybe that's how they have to be. I would hope fame would come my writing but at this point I willing to give the other a shot. Thanks for reading Kelly.

    2. from my writing--- leaving key words out may be my problem