"Live Free or Die" How the 1980's seatbelt wars are akin to masks now by
In Fights Over Face Masks, Echoes of the American Seatbelt Wars
In Fights Over Face Masks, Echoes of the American Seatbelt Wars
One difference here: a seatbelt protects only the wearer
“Though they might sound familiar, those were not the refrains of people rebelling against face masks during the pandemic. Instead, they came from the seatbelt debates of the 1980s, ...when some Americans pushed back against rules meant to keep them safe.”
In Fights Over Face Masks, Echoes of the American Seatbelt Wars: Seatbelt laws were a hard sell in state capitals as opponents argued they were uncomfortable or an imposition on personal liberty. Sound familiar? via