If necessity is the mother of ingenuity, law enforcement must be the doting father. Drivers in China have taken to circumventing local seatbelt laws by purchasing and wearing special T-shirts. The shirts feature a graphic with a stripe that runs from shoulder to hip, creating the illusion that the driver is wearing his or her harness while seated. Police have reportedly begun cracking down on drivers for not wearing their belts after a rash of collisions resulted in occupants jettisoned from their vehicles. Now, getting busted without wearing your safety belt carries a penalty of the equivalent of $8 and two points on your license. Lose 12 points and you're walking.

The shirts themselves can cost up to $8, and while they aren't specifically illegal, some police have called the garments "self-deceptive." We aren't entirely sure what that means, though we imagine procuring and wearing the T is a bit more of a hassle than simply buckling up, regardless of the safety risks.


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      Soccer Mom
      • 1 Year Ago
      The shirt should come with an inflatable dummy that deploys in case on an accident to fool paramedics into believing that you are still in one piece.
      Chris Carver
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome. Glad to see Darwinism is still alive and kicking in the world. =)
      whatever
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's Chinese for "population control"...
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, the Chinese even counterfeit the concept of safety......
        Jonah Vo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        I bet they can't counterfeit their demise from a crash though.
      lazybeans
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is genius.. in a stupid way.
      fuzzyfish6
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can't be the only one who feels uncomfortable without my seatbelt on right?
      SpikeFiend
      • 1 Year Ago
      It sounds like a problem that will sort itself out automatically.
      The Other Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am thinking that washing and wearing a \"seat belt shirt\" every day would be way more hassle than just clicking the belt.
        Bradford
        • 1 Year Ago
        @The Other Bob
        FTA: "we imagine procuring and wearing the T is a bit more of a hassle than simply buckling up"
      Kiiks
      • 1 Year Ago
      Brilliant. Let the problem solve itself.
      antacid
      • 1 Year Ago
      I cant believe this is the traffic law they are enforcing when everybody drives the wrong way down the road and does whatever the hell they want
      • 1 Year Ago
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      speargunsandracecars
      What's the big deal with people being so opposed to seatbelts anyway? They're not uncomfortable. You barely notice them. They are not at all intrusive. If they are in the way, you can adjust them in most cars, or buy something to adjust them so they fit properly. They actually work when you need them to work. It's one of my pet peeves when I get in to a car with someone and they don't buckle up. It takes 2 seconds. That 2 seconds can save your life.
        Commentotron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @speargunsandracecars
        Because macho retards suck at physics.
        Rob J
        • 1 Year Ago
        @speargunsandracecars
        Muh freedums!!!!
        ar
        • 1 Year Ago
        @speargunsandracecars
        no one is opposed to seatbelts. they are opposed to being forced to wear one or being pulled over and fined.
          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ar
          You should be pulled over and fined for not wearing your seat belt.
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