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40 Years Since What Became Mandatory?

40 Years Since What Became Mandatory?

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It has been four decades since what became mandatory in Ontario? Having a chaperone accompany you when on a date with the doctor’s daughter? Nope! Have a life guard on duty at your back yard swimming pool. No! Knowing all the songs in your church’s hymnal? Wrong again.

WEARING SEATBELTS in motor vehicle is the answer: in cars and trucks but not in school buses?

Some 40 years ago Queen’s Park ordered the motoring  public must be tethered down in a moving vehicle, but not buses and okay not on motorcycles either. Long before SEATBELTS were the rage, I bought dad seat belts from Canadian Tire back in the ’50s, those and sidewalk sticklers stuck to right rear fenders that when rubbed against the curb saved white walls from being blackened if one didn’t come  to a complete stop and tried backing up again. Still there are drivers police still ticket on an almost daily basis who fail to hook up.

They do, we do when we board planes whether taking lessons in a Cessna at our local airport or taking off in a KLM 747 passenger plane  from YYZ Toronto to Barcelona. Seat belts save lives. Our police will tell you, seat belts save lives. All tour buses in Europe have seat belts. Bus drivers won’t move their buses ahead one inch until all passengers, guide and driver all are restrained by seat belts. Some 40 years it became law in Ontario to wear seat belts. It’s a great law, it’s a common sense law. Wouldn’t you agree?

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