Minnesota House votes to halt seat-be...

Minnesota House votes to halt seat-belt stops

There are 51 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 18, 2011, titled Minnesota House votes to halt seat-belt stops. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

By all measures, Minnesota's 2-year-old primary seat-belt law has saved lives. But late Monday, as the state House debated a judiciary bill, an amendment repealing it was approved on a bipartisan basis.

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teb

Saint Paul, MN

#41 May 18, 2011
When the cops are posing at the intersection as beggars and then calling ahead to stop those who are unbelted, that is going too far. That actually happened here somewhere in the metro outskirts. Its bad enough when they stop you for a burnt out tail light only to get home and find it is working. And that happened to my teenage daughter in Apple Valley.
Mr Mellow

Saint Paul, MN

#42 May 18, 2011
Bad move. This isn't a matter of personal freedom rather one of safety in our fast-paced society. I have a right to have set the expectation that motorists will use safety precautions as I have been one to help foot the bill for people needing long-term (or any term care) due to injuries caused by their own laziness or stupidity.
Sideshow Bob

South Saint Paul, MN

#43 May 18, 2011
Mr Mellow wrote:
Bad move. This isn't a matter of personal freedom rather one of safety in our fast-paced society. I have a right to have set the expectation that motorists will use safety precautions as I have been one to help foot the bill for people needing long-term (or any term care) due to injuries caused by their own laziness or stupidity.
You have the right to restrict other's privileges? Driving is a privilege, not a right. As for safety, what is the fatality rate now vs. 1950 per million miles driven? Yeah, feelings again. Don't let them get in the way of facts though.

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Wasilly, I'llaskher

#44 May 18, 2011
"No we can't"!!!
George

Saint Paul, MN

#45 May 18, 2011
Doesn't anyone have anything else to do? These politicians must be very bored. Look at all of these "pot" holes on the streets of Minn/St Paul.
timothy beaudry

Louisville, KY

#46 May 18, 2011
I can not believe that this is no longer a law. I told my children for years there is a reason why we put seat belts in cars and trucks. And now our leaders want to change it. Shame on you, shame on Minnesota leaders. SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES. Some people are not wise enough to use them and we need laws for them.
Celtmom

Minneapolis, MN

#47 May 18, 2011
timothy beaudry wrote:
I can not believe that this is no longer a law. I told my children for years there is a reason why we put seat belts in cars and trucks. And now our leaders want to change it. Shame on you, shame on Minnesota leaders. SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES. Some people are not wise enough to use them and we need laws for them.
There is still very much a seat belt law -- the difference is when an officer can pull you over for not wearing one
rule of law

Prineville, OR

#48 May 18, 2011
Celtmom wrote:
Problem is though; it's not just on the person not wearing the seat belt. Millions of tax dollars are used for medical care for people who sustain injuries in a crash who are not belted -- health care costs, disability income, social security

payments for family members left behind, etc
And where is that in the US Constitution???
Max

Saint Paul, MN

#49 May 18, 2011
Celtmom wrote:
Problem is though; it's not just on the person not wearing the seat belt. Millions of tax dollars are used for medical care for people who sustain injuries in a crash who are not belted -- health care costs, disability income, social security payments for family members left behind, etc
Finally, a voice of reason...
The American Lesion

Roseau, MN

#50 May 19, 2011
To the ninnies that think we need a primary seatbelt law: If we don't have a primary seatbelt law, we STILL HAVE A SEATBELT LAW, and you can still be ticketed, fined, etc.

Also, you don't need a law to put your OWN DAMNED SEATBELT ON do you? Just freekin' do it and stay out of my car.
Arch on larch

Minneapolis, MN

#51 May 19, 2011
"DANG IT !"

Say the administrative cops that totally hate the forth amendment, Then there is the $75.00 administrative fine that is used to hire more administrative cops.

That good old constitution can sure put the screws to tyrants that despise it. Huh ?

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