It is well documented that the use of a seatbelt will reduce the probability of major injury or death to a driver or passenger in the event of a car accident. Accordingly it is highly advisable that all occupants of a moving vehicle employ the use of their seatbelt to prevent injury as well as to mitigate the extent of an injury should an accident occur. Obviously, if the accident is serious enough no seatbelt can prevent injury or death. And certainly no seatbelt can prevent damage to a car that would require the use of a collision repair Salt Lake City shop.
The argument against the legally enforced use of a seatbelt comes from the perspective of a citizen chaffing against the reigns of an overbearing government infringing upon the rights of its citizens. Because it has been statistically proven that seatbelts prevent injury and death no convincing argument can be made that seatbelts do not in fact prevent injury or death in the event of a car accident. From the perspective of the anti-seatbelt camp it is more important that a person live in liberty than that the same person be protected from injury and death. Analysis of this issue certainly requires an assessment of one’s priorities.
Typically laws of this sort are designed to prevent a person from injuring another person through negligence. A seatbelt law, however, prevents a person from injuring himself or herself through their own negligence. A good argument can be made that the a government has no business protecting a person from himself or herself. Certainly the nonuse of a seatbelt will probably not increase the chance that another person will be injured, in other words. As mentioned earlier, the non use of a seatbelt will not increase the possibility that an accident will happen and therefore increase the need for a car to be taken to a collision repair Salt Lake City.