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From: wndrdrDate: June 2nd, 2009 - 02:53 am(Link)
i grew up without the seat belt laws.. and my generation seemed to have survived.. hell.. grandaddy pete had a small red datsun truck.. and he and uncle bobby would put us kids (me, rachel, roddy, scotty, mark and robby) six of us ages from heck at one time i think rachel was in training pants, so 3? which made me 9-10 yrs the oldest of the 6.. in the truck and drove for 45 min to the coal mines to take lunches to some of the newbies and really old minors without families..

we did not behave.. would smack at each othre, wrestle and every now and then uncle bobby would hollar back 'ya'll settle your asses down before i got back there and talk to them!'

we ignored him.

anyways.. we survived.. i rode bikes without helmets.. and went hiking in the woods and was gone for hours (sometimes rarely, over night) without telling anyone

oooooooooh i was a bad girl *sticks tongue out* and i survived..

i understand a lot of the laws.. but i think some of them should be up to the adults to decide about the adults... kids i would put in carseats and seat belts.. just cuz i was stupid doesnt mean i want to risk kids lives.. but *shrugs* adults? our choices.

From: nylanDate: June 2nd, 2009 - 06:38 pm(Link)
You'd think. And yet seat belt laws are pretty universal. Why?

Maybe the question has been asked and answered somewhere, but I've never really looked and it's always bugged me a bit. Since I would wear a seat belt anyway I don't stress about it, but it bugs me. This isn't something I would think the government should be dictating to us.

I remember riding in the backs of pickup trucks as well. And riding back in the boat when we were towing it down to the dock. Admittedly, we weren't going far, but I would sit in the boat with mom and nana and I'd drive the boat down to the dock. And I survived, too.