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Head's up for those in California

Tomorrow the CHP is starting a crackdown on people who aren't wearing their seat belts. They're going so far as to send out officers with no other purpose than to do just that. So if you don't normally wear your seat belt - and why not? shame on you! - you might want to think about it the next few weeks, at least.
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I did a dissertation on this topic in Uni and argued the 'risk compensation' theory...

The basic premise is that people actually drive faster and more dangerously when they wear a seat belt than when they don't. Safety features such as seatbelts, airbags, SIBs and so on actually increase peoples idea that they're 'safe' so are more inclined to take risks.

Recent examples of this is the '90s film "Crash" and a spate of joyriding incidents in the UK where kids stole cars with the intention of driving them into walls to set off the air bags!!! Plus in Germany coaches are legally allowed to drive 10mph faster if they have seatbelts installed...

Weird huh? Despite all this I still wear my seatbelt (just doesn't feel right without it!) - but I did get a really good mark on my essay!!!
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That reminds me of a certain quote -- "Stupid is as stupid does" ;)