A Belt-Up Compromise
I fully appreciate that nobody should be compelled to wear a seat-belt; undoubtedly for a few this would mean compulsory death. Nevertheless if everybody did wear a seat-belt, the saving to the State of post-accident hospital and medical costs would be gigantic: and urgently needed hospital beds would become free.
A solution might be to make the wearing of seat-belts compulsory unless the driver held a valid certificate of insurance which covered him and his front-seat passenger against agreed and accepted costs for hospital and medical care should he be involved in an accident.
Thus the State should save its gigantic medical costs, freedom of the individual would be preserved, and you, Sir, should bc happy! Chartharn Hatch RI. RICKARDS
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