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Letter: Seat belts and the nanny state


Monday, February 12, 2018

If adults don’t want to use seat belts in cars and trucks, or wear helmets when riding motorcycles and ATVs, it should be their choice. It is their own responsibility.

Any medical costs resulting from this choice should also be their own responsibility.

Not one penny of federal, state, or local government money should be spent on their care. If they have not insured themselves adequately and are injured, leave them on the curb. It is not my responsibility to pay for their care if they refuse to take reasonable precautions. Let evolution take its natural course.

Lawrence M. Rice

Hillsboro