Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Posted by Skyler J. Collins
Here's the confusing part. Not signaling a turn is a primary offense. Not coming to a complete stop at a Stop sign is a primary offense. Not having both taillights functioning properly is a primary offense. YET, I see no billboard and commercial campaigns, costing taxpayers untold amounts of money, to deter those offenses. They are PRIMARY after all, meaning they are by definition GREATER OFFENSES than not wearing your seat belt. Right?
Of course, wearing your seat belt should be one's choice. It doesn't put anyone else in danger but yourself, unlike, supposedly, the aforementioned primary offenses. So why the campaign? Why the use of resources on deterring a lesser offense? Why is the government running our roads at all?