A Clip From The '80s When Seat Belts Became Mandatory Is Going Viral Because It's Being Compared To The Way Some Americans Are Acting About The Vaccine
Some things never change.
Wearing a seat belt in a car is probably one of the least polarizing rules or laws.
Click it or ticket!!
But that wasn't always the case!
In the 1980s, states started creating seat belt laws.
New York was the first state to require seat belts for front seat drivers in 1984.
Apparently, it was somewhat of a big deal when states started enforcing these laws.
In the Florida clip, a police officer says people don't wear seat belts because they are uncomfortable, wrinkle clothes, and aren't cool.
And, of course, there's some guy complaining about freedom:
The other clip is from a small town in Michigan where they were passing a seat belt ordinance:
We have this guy saying how everyone is just in "shock" over it.
This guy saying he would boycott the town.
And this guy saying he wouldn't wear the belt, period.
People are comparing the clip to 2021 anti-vaxxers.
Some things truly never change.
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF