I understand the seat belt arguement about as much as I understand that helmet arguement. I totally don't get people who have issues with laws with this. Trampling on your freedoms? Bull****.
I've seen completely ****ed up accidents where people have worn their seat belts and have been talking on the cell phone to their insurance companies when I rolled up. And I've seen accidents where guys have lost it going around the turn on their bike, head-first into the curb, only to crack their helmets.
But I've NEVER
seen an accident where someone has NOT
worn their seat belt and has been better off
You can call it "nanny laws" or whatever but you have to realize, the state has another agenda...money. Health care costs and insurance companies get boned here. So who picks up the tab? The taxpayers. Me, I could care less what people do but the second they get in a car accident and are injured they want the whole book of medical care thrown at them.
My solution: you want to not wear seat belts or helmets? Fine. Your medical care is based off what's available in your bank account. Natural selection.
Maybe it's the 4 pints of Bell's Porter I've had but IMHO, people crying about seat belts laws is ****ing weak.