27th April 17:28
First airlines, now auto companies (down pound)
Looks like the NAAFA fatties are oinking over the new national law which
requires one to wear a seatbelt. They are upset that car manufacturers are
"only" compelled to make seatbelts that accomidate a 215 pound (!)
At 215 pounds I'd have to be 6'6" tall to have a BMI minimally in the
I wonder if it ever occurs to them they maybe they should put down those
snacky cakes and deep fried morsels instead of insisting that companies
make special cases for them - at our expense.
** begin repost **
The nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign is in full swing, and my
friends in law enforcement tell me that almost every state is going to be
stepping up seatbelt enforcement starting this coming Memorial Day weekend.
In otherwords -- in a lot of states, you wouldn't be pulled over
(previously) JUST for not wearing a seatbelt -- often a seatbelt citation
was an "add-on" if they had already stopped you for something else and you
didn't happen to be wearing it -- or if they were looking for an excuse to
pull you over and saw you didn't have it on.
But starting this weekend, nationwide, state and local law enforcement will
be LOOKING for seatbelt violations, and pulling people over and issuing
tickets (with fines, not just warnings) if they notice that the driver or a
passenger is not wearing a seatbelt.
Have you buckled your seatbelt lately? Can you?
Car manufacturers are only required to supply seatbelts that will fit a
passenger up to 215 lbs. They are not required to supply seatbelts that a
larger passenger even CAN buckle at ALL, let alone comfortably.
BUT -- the fact that your vehicle does not have a seatbelt that you can
buckle (comfortably, or at all) does NOT exempt you from the law saying
that you have to buckle your seatbelt! IOW, the fact that you can NOT
buckle it, will NOT get you out of getting ticketed for failing to buckle