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Mandatory Use of Seat Belts

July 27, 1985

Winston Besocke complained in his letter (July 16) of totalitarian overtones in the proposed mandatory seat-belt law, and is worried that such a law "would violate a person's basic right of freedom of choice."

I suggest that Besocke and all others who are opposed to this legislation on ideological grounds put their money where their mouths are.

Let them file sworn statements with the proper government agencies that in the event of an automobile accident they are not to be assisted by any government employees, cared for in any government-funded medical facility, and will not accept any form of payment from the government for any losses suffered due to the accident (i.e., disability).

People who refuse to accept the inter-relationship of a society's members should not enjoy that society's benefits.

MICHAEL DAVIDSON

Studio City

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