Not Because Of A Stupid Law.

I graduated High School in 1972.  Joined the army and went to Germany.  In 1973 I passed the German Driver's License test.  I'd never driven in High School, didn't start till I got to Germany.  Just background info.

I don't remember if there was a law there for seat belts at that time.  My first car had a bench seat and I found that I slid around too much and started wearing mine.  It really helped keep me behind the wheel.  I've worn one ever since.  Sliding across the seat is much worse on a skirt than wearing a seat belt.  I believe it has also kept me alive a couple times.

But I don't think it should be a law.  A seatbelt, worn or not, is not going to affect the safety of anyone else.  Unless it's because you slide across the seat, lose control, and hit someone.  

Much worse are those morons that do not have their headlights on when it is gray and dismal, drizzle, raining, foggy.  No matter the weather, there are always plenty of people out there going stealth.  They have a law for that too, but apparently it isn't something the police are concerned with.

In a way I'd almost welcome the arrival of those cars that drive themselves.  Just get in and tell your car where to take you.  That would eliminate a lot of the problems created by incompetent drivers.  Well, there are people who drive a car, and people who just sit behind the wheel and should really be riding a bus. 

Sorry, I've started ranting so I'll just go away now.
Rachael74 Rachael74
56-60, F
Jul 17, 2010