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Subject:  Re: Our Lame Duck Date:  10/19/2003  9:49 PM
Author:  RustyMath Number:  8652 of 12907

Fatalities and accidents involving those not wearing seat belts costs the U.S. approximately $20 billion per year. Of that cost, 74% of the tab is paid for by the public.

That's not surprising when you consider the one and only reason we have mandatory seat belt laws is so insurance companies can deny a claim if they can prove contributory neglegence on your part for not wearing a seat belt.

Once again, the treasury has become the payor of last resort and thousands line up at the public teat.

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