Please, People, Wear a Seatbelt
By Dan McLaughlin Posted in Breaking News — Comments (51) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Word comes that NJ Governor Jon Corzine wasn't wearing a seatbelt, while riding in the front passenger seat of an SUV, when he sustained injuries that landed him in critical condition.
Now, there's a fair debate to be had about seatbelt laws, which are (a) nanny-state-ish and perhaps more important (b) sporadically and potentially highly selectively enforced, but none of that changes the fact that it's just plain stupid to ride in a car without a seatbelt, whatever the law says.
Ask Derrick Thomas. Ask Princess Di. Ask Jose Uribe. Just to name a few that come to my mind (Mets pitcher Duaner Sanchez is still rehabbing the shoulder injury he suffered while in an accident and not wearing a seatbelt). When will people learn?