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Posted: 5/31/2002 4:51:48 PM EDT
Washington-AP) -- Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says a study will be done on why many African Americans don't use seat belts. State Farm Insurance and the Meharry Medical College of Nashville, Tennessee, are coordinating the five-year study to find out why African-Americans are less likely to use belts, and design a campaign to correct the problem. Meharry president John Maupin says 25 African Americans die needlessly each week because seat belts aren't used. State Farm spokesman Clayton Adams says crashes are the number-two cause of death for African American youth. Mineta says that in the post-September eleventh uncertainty, people should remember they have control over effective safety measures.

Link Posted: 5/31/2002 4:53:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:05:26 PM EDT
Point is, do we really need to spend hard working tax payer money on another worthless study?
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:08:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:12:41 PM EDT
So you feel we need to spend taxpayer money to tell people to"buckle up"? Do you have any other idea's to waste taxpayer money???
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:14:28 PM EDT
Government studies are worthless.  Why don't the wear them?  Because they don't want to.  It's just that simple.  Start writing more tickets and be done with it.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  Stupidity should be self correcting.  If you're stupid enough not to wear your seat belt, regardless of how much pigment your skin has, then you deserve to have your brains splattered on the street when you're violenty ejected from your vehicle in the event of an accident.

The Lord only knows how much this study will cost us.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:15:21 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:21:30 PM EDT
Raf, your trying to drag me into a race baiting contest over the use of seatbelts aren't you??? No wasteful use of taxpayer money is good for any race, don't you agree?
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:28:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:33:11 PM EDT
Taxpayer money to study if we need to buckle up?Who about common sense? Do you need to be a certain color to realize this fact? Face it RAF,you are a race baiter!
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:33:21 PM EDT
Mauser88 just say no. If you fire a round of 8mm at him you'll just get a couple whiffs of 30-06 coming back...
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:37:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:42:55 PM EDT
I give up, you seem to be consumed by race, why not tell me?????
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 5:46:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:00:01 PM EDT
Is this a fricking joke, Mauser?

Both your posts lately have been race-related, and when anyone says....anything, you accuse them of race-baiting or some other nonsense.

You will find that most conservative-type people aren't as race-conscious or care as much about race as your average black person, who seems to think it's an overwhelming part of reality.  And by ignoring or discounting race-consciousness, you are perceived as somehow being "racist" by hyper race-conscious people.

I think you are hyper race-conscious.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:04:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:12:33 PM EDT
Well Raf, What do  you think? You seem to be a Know it all??
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:16:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:20:41 PM EDT
I still like Duke Ellington.
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:27:40 PM EDT
Sorry, but I do not think it is worth taxpayer money to study to see if any person of any color needs to figure out if they need to wear a seatbelt! ALL people need to wear a seat belt  while driving or riding in a car! How's that Raf?
Link Posted: 5/31/2002 6:30:22 PM EDT
Did Duke Ellington wear a seatbelt?
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