gbx5150 wrote:and we don't wear no stinking seatbelts in montana while driving the 75mph legal speed limit on a snow covered 2 lane country road. Gotto love Montana driving!!
You have got to be kidding me, no seat belts. The next time you don't wear your seat belt think of this......"If you hit the steering wheel at 35mph in a head on you will hit the steering wheel at the same force as planting the steering wheel in the ground and lifting you up 122 feet and dropping you spread eagle onto it."
Something else to think of is this. You wear your seat belt but collide with a car where the driver is not wearing his. You only hit him at 10 mph but because he isn't wearing his belt he hits his head on the windscreen and suffers horrific injuries. You then get charged with "Culpable Driving causing injuries" have to go to court and face a jail sentence. If he was wearing his seatbelt he suffers no injuries, you get a traffic ticket and go home to your wife and family.
After 17 years in the Police force all I can say is the Montana State government is negligent in the way it it unnecessarily sending its citizens to the hospital or worse the morgue.
Ah calm down Related 2, Montana has a seatbelt law just like the rest of the country and I wear mine sometimes when I think traffic or driving conditions are unusually risky lol, Montana does have high speed limits and the cops are still cool and give warnings more often than tickets, they have not yet discovered in Montana what the rest of the country has, what great tax collectors the police force can be.
Seriously I really think this country would be a much better place if 80% of the cops spend thier day actually investigating and solving crimes and tracking down real bad guys instead of harrassing average citizens for taxes, like Noman for his dog registration, Lostgrizz over his Montana plates and me over seatbelts or rolling a stop sign at an empty intersection. Just imagine that... potential real criminals would think twice knowing they would get caught 90% of the time instead of get away with it 90% of the time, and us speeders and seatbelt vilolators would get by just fine. The crimes just wouldn't happen after everyone realized they were sure to get caught and our prision population wouldn't be over a million people.
I know its not the cops fault they all dream of chasing bank robbers, but the politicians they see investigating all those crimes cost money, but harrassing Noman over his dog registation, or speeder that makes money, and now that they've privetized the prision system there's big money to be made in handing out the contracts for housing a million prisioners.