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Old 05-08-2007, 03:33 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by AnimeSpirit
By enacting these conveniences safely and wisely, we get the convenience without as much risk.
Without much risk? 43,443 people were killed on the road last year despite billions for traffic citations, airbags, seatbelts, education, and more. I have known lots of people killed in car accidents... my brother, my bookeeper, my next door neighbor... and I hardly know anyone killed any other way (other than growing old)

Why don't we make our kids wear crash helmets? Wouldn't that make them safer? How about 4-point harnesses like professional drivers have used for decades? Heh, I guess "convenience" and "safety" are relative terms in our society.

Seems like I would be the one pushing for these measures given my personal experiences. But I know there is no reward without some risk involved. I also know that insurance companies play their games too. Why don't car's have heavy roll bars for instance? The irony is that if I install a safety device such as a roll bar to my car to make me (or my family) safer, the insurance company would freak out and actually raise my rates. In other words, its not all about pure safety, it is often about money or convenience or something else.
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