New Hampshire is the only state in the country that does not require adult drivers to wear seat belts. That might soon change. I always wear a seat belt when I’m in a vehicle — almost always any way. I think it’s a good safety measure, but I think it would be wrong to force it on all drivers.
NH is the “live free or die” state. We used to be known across the country for being fiercely independent.
Under current law, only minors under age 18 are required to buckle up. That makes good sense to me, but forcing an adult driver to wear a seat belt goes too far. The state government, in my view, has no business making that kind of law. Like it or not, it infringes on personal liberty.
We are supposed to be a free people, and I hate to see the erosion of our civil liberties under the guise and facade of government helping its citizens because it knows what’s best for all of us.
If we’re not careful, we’ll eventually see our government bailing out banks and insurance companies with billions in tax payer money — as preposterous as that sounds!
At Donahue Law in Keene,NH., we handle injury cases, and recommend you always buckle up for safety, but understand you have the right to do as you please.
Keep your strength.
Charlie Donahue, personal injury attorney