Footage of people from the 80s whining about seatbelt mandates looks pretty silly now

Published Sep 20 2021 at 7:56 PM GMT
  • As we see viral videos of people ranting about mask mandates being tyrannical government overreach, the Daily Show with Trevor Noah reminds us that people said the same thing about seatbelt mandates back in the day.
  • A video of news footage from 1986 shows several people complaining about how requiring seatbelts was a violation of their freedom and how they weren't going to comply.
  • Watch: This clip from the Daily Show of people fighting against seat belt mandates in the 80s is absolutely surreal from s" https://t co/4P0szXEXdV' Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) 1631752747.0 There was intense resistance to seatbelt laws in the 1980s, which in hindsight seems quite silly.
  • When used properly, seatbelts reduce motor vehicle fatalities by half, according to the CDC.
  • People who are unbuckled are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a car during a crash.



  • Published Sep 20, 2021 7:56 PM GMT