Bruce Momjian wrote:
> scott.marlowe wrote:
> > On Wed, 25 Sep 2002, Jan Wieck wrote:
> > So, should we take out seatbelts from cars, safeties from guns, and have
> > everyone run about with sharp sticks too? :-)  I know that the second we
> > make something more idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot, but
> > that doesn't mean we shouldn't make things more idiot proof, we should
> > just try to anticipate the majority of idiots (and let's face it, we can
> > all be idiots at the right moments sometimes.)

Sure, been there, done that ...

> Can we wait for someone to be injured in a car accident before putting
> in heavy seat belts?

About the car seatbelts I have a theory. If we would not have
seatbelts, and instead of Airbags sharp sticks instantly killing
the driver in the case of an accident, most of these wannabe
Racing-Champs on our streets would either drive more reasonable
or get removed by natural selection. Maybe the overall number of
accidents would drop below the actual number of deaths in traffic
(remember, we only kill the drivers on purpose, not anyone else
in the car) ... and for sure the far lower number of *only*
crippled or disabled victims will take a big burden off of the
healthcare and wellfare system ... 

Okay, okay, enough proof of the first statement ... back to

Jan B-)


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