We all get in our cars and buckle the seat belt. Why? It’s the smart and correct thing to do. It’s the law to buckle up. A law based on science, research and practical experience plus common sense. Does wearing your seat belt protect you 100% — no. But research shows that wearing your seat belt makes it much, much safer for you than not wearing a seat belt. Plus it has been the law for many years and no one questions the logic or reasons behind the law. All law enforcement agencies actively encourage wearing your seat belt to save lives.
We have a similar situation with wearing masks now. Anti-mask people say it is a matter of personal responsibility. But as is the case with seat belts, people sometimes have to be forced to do what is good for them — whether it imposes an undue burden on them or not.
James P. Daniel