Full NMA Position On Seat Belt Laws
Many people misinterpret our position as anti-seat belt, however the NMA does encourage the use of seat belts. Read this article to fully understand our position.
For Your Own Good
This article explains how the inaccurate belief that motorists are incapable of exercising personal judgement concerning their safety has led to more intrusive laws.
The Social Cost Theory
This article warns of the dangers of accepting 'social cost' arguments as justification for limiting or reducing personal freedoms and individual discretion.
NMA Testimony Against Primary Enforcement
This is written testimony submitted by the NMA regarding a 2003 Wisconsin bill allowing primary enforcement. The bill failed but the state of Wisconsin eventually passed a primary seat belt law in 2009.
The Onslaught Continues
This article gives a bit of history on seat belt laws including the story of how they were initially proposed as a way to postpone air bag mandates by the federal government.