Bill outlaws riding in back of pickup

Bill outlaws riding in back of pickup

There are 76 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 15, 2007, titled Bill outlaws riding in back of pickup. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Indiana House approved by a voice vote today a measure that would bar passengers from riding in the beds of pickup trucks.

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SmokeFREEin Carmel

Louisville, KY

#64 Feb 16, 2007
SmokeFREEin CARMEL wrote:
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Why are you still using my Name????
Get over it Fishers!!!!!
Why am I so full of myself that I need to get all upset that my ISP says I'm from Fishers?

And if they outlaw people riding in the back of trucks how will Pedro, Jose and Juan get to my home to mow my yard and take my trash to the street? DIP SHITS!
cathy

Mississauga, Canada

#65 Feb 16, 2007
Indianapolis wrote:
How about a bill to ban lawmakers??
I'll vote for that one
Ron

Kokomo, IN

#66 Feb 22, 2007
Tim wrote:
Why I was a kid we didn't wear helmets for anything. We shot all kinds of fireworks. We waited at the bus stop for 45 minutes. We went to school every day...and had no 2 hour delays....and we lived!! This is as rediculous as legaly requiring people to wear seatbelts. My thinking is that if I don't want to wear my seatbelt, who am I hurting? It's my life and if I want to risk my life by not wearing a seatbelt I should be able to do so. If I want to ride in the back of a truck I should be able to. I'm not hurting anyone but myself. Why can't we be left alone to live our lives the way we see fit? Neither the state or federal government is responsible for us.
The reason for bills like this is that those of us with a brain are tired of paying for your carelessness. Kids die when an unbelted person flies into them during a crash. Taxpayers pay for welfare and rehab and funeral costs when you hurt yourself!
cathy

Mississauga, Canada

#67 Feb 22, 2007
Ron wrote:
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The reason for bills like this is that those of us with a brain are tired of paying for your carelessness. Kids die when an unbelted person flies into them during a crash. Taxpayers pay for welfare and rehab and funeral costs when you hurt yourself!
Ron your brain hasn't been paying attention. People are injured every day in many activities. WE don't want the government to regulate all dangers. Rafting, Skydiving, skating,rollercoster riding.Thinking without permission.
American

Thailand

#68 Feb 22, 2007
cathy wrote:
<quoted text> Ron your brain hasn't been paying attention. People are injured every day in many activities. WE don't want the government to regulate all dangers. Rafting, Skydiving, skating,rollercoster riding.Thinking without permission.
You tell him Cathy! My thoughts exactly.
Ol Southsider

Bellevue, WA

#69 Feb 22, 2007
Perhaps another poster has already discussed this point but how can a state that legally requires a seatbelt be used allow unrestrained passengers in the cargo compartment of a truck? Isn't this somewhat of a no-brainer? Additionally, I can't recall having to or having any desire to ride in a pickup truck bed - anyone else?? How many people will this law negatively impact?
Joe

Indianapolis, IN

#70 Feb 22, 2007
More dumb laws....how the hell am I gonna transport my wetbacks?
Ron

Kokomo, IN

#71 Feb 23, 2007
cathy wrote:
<quoted text> Ron your brain hasn't been paying attention. People are injured every day in many activities. WE don't want the government to regulate all dangers. Rafting, Skydiving, skating,rollercoster riding.Thinking without permission.
I'm all for freedom that doesn't infringe on another's freedoms. But it is okay for government -- and therefore taxpayers -- to clean up the messes left by idiots? The cost of emergency response teams, cops, and other medical personnel is staggering! We often pay for the stupidity of those freedom-loving individuals. I'm tired of paying for their deeds!

And who explains to the little kids that their daddy or mommy is dead because they weren't belted while driving? Who tells a kid that his/her sibling is dead after daddy flew through the car, slammed into him during a crash, and destroyed a young life who had no say in the argument over freedom, costs, etc?

Since: Jan 07

United States

#72 Feb 23, 2007
Joe wrote:
More dumb laws....how the hell am I gonna transport my wetbacks?
I guess you need to buy a box truck!

Since: Jan 07

United States

#73 Feb 23, 2007
Ron wrote:
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I'm all for freedom that doesn't infringe on another's freedoms. But it is okay for government -- and therefore taxpayers -- to clean up the messes left by idiots? The cost of emergency response teams, cops, and other medical personnel is staggering! We often pay for the stupidity of those freedom-loving individuals. I'm tired of paying for their deeds!
And who explains to the little kids that their daddy or mommy is dead because they weren't belted while driving? Who tells a kid that his/her sibling is dead after daddy flew through the car, slammed into him during a crash, and destroyed a young life who had no say in the argument over freedom, costs, etc?
Well, what I would like to know is what prompted this legislation in the first place. Granted, I haven't followed statistics of injuries related to riding in the back of pickups, but I don't remember it being a big issue. It sounds more like a "feel-good" bill based on emotional appeal rather than need.
ray north vernon

AOL

#74 Feb 23, 2007
seems we are tryin to make laws for people who are not responsible at the expense of those that are & our rights as americans.
Ron

Kokomo, IN

#75 Mar 5, 2007
Drew Peacock wrote:
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Well, what I would like to know is what prompted this legislation in the first place. Granted, I haven't followed statistics of injuries related to riding in the back of pickups, but I don't remember it being a big issue. It sounds more like a "feel-good" bill based on emotional appeal rather than need.
It started when some people lost unbelted loved ones in pickup truck and SUV crashes. Those folks sought the help of medical experts, emergency personnel, and insurers. More than 50 Hoosiers die each year in unbelted truck/SUV crashes. They cost millions of taxpayer dollars. Also, Indiana (and only Georgia) allow this loophole. The rest of the USA got with the program years ago! To press their point, the feds withhold more than $12 million in federal highway money because Indiana is still lost in the past. It appears our state is about to join the real world!
FreeMan

Thailand

#76 Mar 5, 2007
Ron wrote:
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It started when some people lost unbelted loved ones in pickup truck and SUV crashes. Those folks sought the help of medical experts, emergency personnel, and insurers. More than 50 Hoosiers die each year in unbelted truck/SUV crashes. They cost millions of taxpayer dollars. Also, Indiana (and only Georgia) allow this loophole. The rest of the USA got with the program years ago! To press their point, the feds withhold more than $12 million in federal highway money because Indiana is still lost in the past. It appears our state is about to join the real world!
If the "real world" means having legislation controlling every little detail of our everyday lives, I don't think I want to join.$12 million?! That may sound like a lot but that would barely build a couple exit ramps let alone a highway. Big deal.

Since: Jan 07

United States

#77 Mar 6, 2007
Ron wrote:
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It started when some people lost unbelted loved ones in pickup truck and SUV crashes. Those folks sought the help of medical experts, emergency personnel, and insurers. More than 50 Hoosiers die each year in unbelted truck/SUV crashes. They cost millions of taxpayer dollars. Also, Indiana (and only Georgia) allow this loophole. The rest of the USA got with the program years ago! To press their point, the feds withhold more than $12 million in federal highway money because Indiana is still lost in the past. It appears our state is about to join the real world!
More than 50 Hoosiers per year die from riding in the back of trucks? Isn't this called natural selection?
Deb in Carmel

Marysville, OH

#78 Mar 6, 2007
Mike wrote:
I hope that the legislature will amend this bill to include the banning of allowing animals (dogs) to ride in the back of a pickup truck unless it is covered or they are in a secure crate.
People who put their dogs in the back of their pickup trucks should be smacked, chained to a tree and left with no water or companionship for a few days. Stupid.
I completely agree with you, Mike. They *are* idiots and the suggested treatment would be a perfect solution.
As for me, I witnessed a large breed dog fly out the back of a pick up on a California highway. It was sickening to watch. For nearly a year and a half I was obsessed with telling people to tether their animals...at the very least. No one listened. People walk off and leave their pets (and children) inside their cars on summer days with a "crack" in the window, too and don't think twice about it. I can't tell you the number of "reminder" notes I have left on the windshields on behalf of these poor creatures. I always ask them to consider what it would be like to sit inside their auto, wearing a fur coat, engine off, with the window slightly “cracked.” How long do they think it would take before*they*, the supposed “intelligent” being became *very* uncomfortable. You are right…mindless idiots.
I don't like to be legislated to death, either. Unfortunately, common sense is a thing of the past for most people today. If we did a better job of managing ourselves (no meth labs, illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, child abuse, animal abuse, violent crimes against each other...the list goes on) then ****maybe****those who bother to care might actually leave us alone!!!!
This isn't directed at you, now Mike:
If you don't like more laws, then turn off the TV, computer games, your cell phone, or your porno sites, get off your fast-food built butts, pick up the paper or turn on the news, get informed, rally your neighbors and *do* something about it! Those who govern themselves, govern best!
Tired of Redneck Bubbas and “Lexus Driving” Self-Obsessed Idiots!
The Weathermen

Crown Point, IN

#79 Mar 6, 2007
SmokeFREEin Carmel wrote:
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LMAO!
YTMASH
(you text messagers are so hip)

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