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  •  oh, no? I doubt this to be the case ... (1+ / 0-)
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    oldpunk
    there is no hot-rod lobby trying to weaken traffic regulations or highway improvement bills.
    I myself am aware of serious hobbyist efforts to get exemptions for hot rods and antique muscle cars w/r/t emissions / pollution control equipment requirements. I have yet to see a ticket for lack of seat belt in a car that didn't have them originally (Texas law has a specific exemption for cars so old they didn't come with taillights, never mind seatbelts), but the first time some nutjob tries to force my neighbor to put seatbelts in his '63 'Vette, the fur will fly.

    For one thing, there's no place to anchor seatbelts in that thing...
    and if we try to bring back the 55mph national speed limit, the howl will make the T-Bag fests of 2010 look like very well-mannered children's pretend cookies-and-drinks gatherings indeed.

    (I myself would go for a national speed limit of 60. Tickets for anything over that would be used for one purpose and one purpose only: road repair/upkeep. It's the biggest positive step we can make to stop Big Oil.)

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 10:44:33 PM PST

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