A few days ago the cops in my nearest small town had a one-day "sting" operation on hand-held cell phone users. (Hands-free cell phones are legal in B.C.; seat belts mandatory.) Unfortunately the newspaper article had no info on where or how the cops did this, but the results were, at least for me, startling. They nailed 4 people for using a cell phone and 11 DRIVERS for not wearing a seat belt!
Hey, I can understand people driving drunk; in fact used to do it many years ago when that was just the norm. Can also understand using a hand-held cell phone, though that has never had any attraction for me. There are REASONS people drive after having a few drinks or use a cell phone while driving. And the statistics support the fact that you are much more likely to be involved in a crash if you do either. So good for enforcement of these laws.
What I just don't get is not wearing a seat belt! What is the payoff, aside from the 3 seconds it takes to click it in? Any of you not use a seat belt? Please tell us why.