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Mandatory Seatbelt Law Inches Closer in New Hampshire

February 20, 2009

  Last week the New Hampshire house passed it’s latest version of the mandatory seat-belt law. Once again this will be headed to the senate and if it passes it will be sent to the governor for his signature.

 New Hampshire is the only state in the country which does not require an ADULT over the age of eighteen to wear a seat-belt. But that could soon change.

 To be honest with you this law will not affect me one bit. I wear a seat-belt, but I wear it because I have chosen to wear it, I used my free will and decided that I would wear a seat-belt. That is what is at stake here. Free will. And liberty.

 The mandatory seat-belt bill is much more important in regards to the way New Hampshire treats her ADULT citizens than the actual law itself. I think that everybody should wear seat-belts, it is common sense. But I do not think that the government should tell people that they should wear set-belts. I do not think that the government should be in the common sense business. And New Hampshire never was, until Governor John Lynch rode in on his horse to save us from our own stupidity.

 New Hampshire used to actually treat adults as if they were adults but under Governor John Lynch we have become a nanny state government. We are becoming a state which believes that the government knows what is better for us than we do. New Hampshire is slipping into the parenthood type of governance that so many other states have succumbed to.

 New Hampshire residents used to see themselves as strong, independent minded, free thinking individuals but we have become big government mammary sucking lemmings. And it is sad.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 20, 2009 11:17 pm

    51 republicans who voted yea or not at all could have stopped this.
    Shame on them. They did it for the money.


    • February 21, 2009 6:21 am

      That is what it comes down to I quess, the state wants that federal money they have been missing out on.


  2. February 21, 2009 12:00 am

    Tough argument. No, I don’t want a nanny state, but at the same time, I don’t want to be paying the medical bills of an uninsured driver who decided not to wear a seat belt.


    • February 21, 2009 6:22 am

      I wonder how many people who don’t buckle up now would do so if this becomes law. I am mot sure it would change that many people’s habits.


  3. February 21, 2009 11:01 am

    Something I have found interesting pertaining to this issue is that in the new cars you have to wear your seat belt because the alarm/bell won’t stop until you click.

    In New Hampshire where we don’t have to where one, you still can’t “choose” because the car decides for you (or manufacturers to be technically correct).

    I really hope this doesn’t pass because I agree with you that we the people should be able to make our own decisions as to whether or not to where the belt or not.

    I personally prefer to but I have friends here that don’t…and right now, the do get to choose.


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