What is it about humans that they love to play safety police and have something to say about everyone else and their choices?
I'd bet most of these safety police jet down the road in their SUVs, over the speed limit, tailgating, and swerving in and out of traffic with out a thought. Yet let them see some guy without a PFD, and they are freaking out. There is more than nine billion people on the planet, can't we let a few go due to their own stupidity, but really, do you know how few people drown each year? It is a very small number, and most are in non-powered small craft. Often alcohol is involved. Boating is an incredibly safe sport. Check the CDCs website, I think they have the numbers. I looked some time back and it's around 600 deaths per year. Not bad considering the millions that take to the water on any given summer weekend. The safety police want to control and remove the liberties people have enjoy for many decades and to what end? Why does it bother them so much to see a guy without a PDF, a helmet, or a seat belt. It is hurting you?
And please, spare me the cost to society bull too. It doesn't really wash. Live and let live for Pete's sake. Our problem as a society is we don't understand statistics and what the risk we are playing with. I guarantee you the big one on the list, is jumping in your car and driving to the market. Now that's risky behavior! Now please don't come out of your plastic bubbles and attack me.
Now please don't come out of your plastic bubbles and attack me.
So you do a drive by and rant and expect us to put duck tape on our mouths......not hardly. While I agree a smidge about the nanny state,
Where do we draw the lines. What other ďrulesĒ donít you want to follow.
Seatbelts on airplanes?
Child restraints on carnival rides?
Speed limits in school zones?
Right of way to sailing vessels?
You know you donít have to comply with PFD usage. Iím sure that law was just passed to hassle you and others. Itís one of the least intrusive laws there is and is covering public safety. Letís just do away with all the laws concerning public safety.
Glasses to drive
Lights on when raining and driving
Red and green lights underway at night in a boat.
Come on....just join in with the rest of us....it wonít hurt you😀😀😀😀😀