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    When an automobile is involved in a serious crash, a seatbelt is often what prevents the passengers from dying. A majority of American states have accordingly made legislation requiring drivers to buckle up or face a punishment. However, the regulation of seatbelts has become a point of controversy. Some states enforce primary seatbelt laws, which means one can be punished for not wearing a seatbelt alone. Other states use secondary seatbelt laws, which only result in punishment when the driver has neglected another regulation. The debate between primary and secondary laws has some drivers in New Jersey concerned. The state of New Jersey should continue to enforce primary seatbelt laws because they save lives, encourage citizens to buckle up and help establish better driving habits. First of all, primary seatbelt laws help prevent fatalities in auto accidents. The state of New Jersey reported in 2015 that “the use of seatbelts saved almost 14,000 lives” in the United States(Seat/Belt). In the instance of a crash, seatbelts restrict the passengers from being launched out of their seats and keep them in a stable position. When…

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    Safetybelts Research Paper

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    Rights Reserved i Table of Contents Seats and Restraint Systems Section 1 Seats and Seat Controls Safety Belts Air Bag Systems Restraint Systems for Children Features and Controls Section 2 Windows Keys and Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry (If Equipped)…

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    Wearing Seatbelts Essay

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    HAHAHA! Omg literally dying! But unlike me people are really dying. Two kids lives were changed drastically on November 10th 2012, and what they could of done to keep pain of two families away was just a click of a button. “Jesus Mondragon, 34,” ran a stop sign at an intersection and hit a car that “Hannah Worley,” 20, was driving. Not Hannah nor any of her four passengers were wearing seatbelts. Sergeant John Lewis of Highway Patrol said that “speed was not a factor” and there were two children…

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    Nakaya, Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010429212/OVIC?u=pub_ovrc&xid=78e73709. Accessed 7 Apr. 2017. Originally published as "testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation," 2005. Kathyrn O'Leary. "Primary Seatbelt Enforcement Laws Are Beneficial." Cars in America, edited by Andrea C. Nakaya, Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing…

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    The argument that seat-belts can increase our safety, potentially save lives and therefore any wise individual should take precaution and buckle up is a valid one, but by making this a mandatory law, we are in essence opening the door for our government to further infringe upon our right to decide what we will or will not individually do to insure our personal well-being. Could government regulation of food consumption come next, with fines for those who overeat and put themselves at far greater…

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    South Dakota is one of eighteen states that passed a “Secondary Law” saying that police officers need another reason for pulling someone over before citing an occupant for failing to buckle up. This reason can be anything from having a broken taillight or failing to stop at a stop sign. South Dakota’s law; however, states that the “driver and the front seat passenger must be wearing a seatbelt, that is properly adjusted and fastened, at all times while the vehicle is in forward motion”…

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    Traffic Safety Issues

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    avoid the westbound automobile. The two sisters were immediately pronounced dead at the site of the accident (Krug). Although there is nothing anyone can do…

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    Driving is a continual function in most of our lives. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, many Americans now spend more than 100 hours a year just commuting to work. When operating our vehicles, it should be done as safely as possible because it is essential to everyone’s safety, but more often drivers become preoccupied with everything from loud music, applying makeup, eating food, and most commonly utilizing their cell phones. These distractions coupled with poor driving techniques…

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    to reduce the risk of being ejected from a vehicle upon sudden impact. (Transport for New South Wales. 2015) Even though they are considered as safety devices, are they potentially detrimental to a passengers’ health? A seatbelt is a vehicle safety device designed to secure someone in the seat of a motor vehicle or aircraft. They are believed to be one of the easiest ways of protecting drivers and passengers when traveling in a vehicle. A seatbelt helps to prevent injury in the event of a car…

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    Ticket Persuasive Speech

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    Mandatory “Click It or Ticket!”: Is It Really Too Much to Ask? Automobile accidents. No one enjoys thinking about them. Sometimes, seat belts supposedly mitigate their potentially injurious and fatal side effects. Nine out of ten passengers wear them while riding in a vehicle (IIHS). Anne Teigen of the National Conference of State Legislatures writes that in thirty-four states and Washington, D.C., which are primary-enforcement territories, a police officer can ticket the culprits, not just…

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