Do our police put too much emphasis on seat belt law?Editor’s note: Here is a sampling of readers’ comment on our editorial “Officers watching you to ensure you buckle your seat belt.”
Comments were posted on times-herald.com .
— I think the police should be concentrating on more important issues. This should be something that insurance companies should pursue. If you are in an accident not wearing your seat belt, they should have the right to refuse coverage, same with the helmet laws.
— With all the talk about seat belts and not using turn signals, how about all the morons that do not cut their headlights on when it is raining? State law not being enforced.
— Why wouldn’t you wear a seat belt? Seriously, why?
— The government thinks it knows better than we do. This is ridiculous. I buckle my seat belt every time I get in the car and make sure that everyone riding with me has theirs on.
— Seat belts save lives, period.
— Last time I checked I am an adult, too, maybe I think the state shouldn’t require me to have a license to drive my own vehicle, require me to purchase liability insurance and expect me to abide by those silly speed limit signs, either.
— Sorry but I don’t think this is a worthy issue to focus our police force on. Most people get that it’s safer to wear seat belts and do. I think there are more important causes that we should focus our police on in Coweta County.
— Using turn signals has been the law for decades, but Coweta and Fayette county officers never enforce it.
— I always wear my seat belt. That being said, I don’t think it is the government’s job to tell me what I should or should not be wearing. Last I checked I was an adult.
— Is using a seat belt a high crime worthy of so much attention? Police should focus on real crimes.