“I don’t like the government telling me what to buy.” She cited the example of motorcycle helmets. “I think you would be crazy not to wear one (when riding a motorcycle), but I don’t like the government telling me I have to buy a motorcycle helmet,” Gov. Palin said. “Americans are a freedom-loving people and have common sense.”
Sarah Palin doesn't like to be told what to do, even if it's about safety. She loves her freedom and has plenty of common sense. She doesn't think it's crazy not to wear a seat belt, though.
|Piper sucks her thumb, mom is glued to her Blackberry. No seat belts|
|Piper stares into the distance. No seat belt.|
The driver of the bus has common sense and wears his seat belt, but Mama Grizzly can't be bothered to wear hers (too busy on the BlackBerry) or make sure her ten-year-old daughter is safely restrained.
It's an old habit of Mama Grizzly. She wouldn't mind her daughter flying through the windscreen of a moving vehicle, as long as she can keep her freedom-loving spirit.
|Piper as a sitting projectile. No seat belt.|
(H/T to sjkfromthebellyoftheplane)
The first few minutes of this video shows the vehicle moving, then stopping for the reporter. No passengers sitting in the back were wearing seat belts.
Here's a screenshot from the footage, showing Piper's seat belt, untouched and unbuckled.
In order to clear any doubts about seat belts in the RV, there's no lap belt on the passenger's side. The front seats are identical, so the passenger should have the same type of safety belt as the driver.
Sarah and Piper were sharing a seat, so wearing a seat belt would have been an impossibility.
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