CASE LAW - R v Dubbin

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn this case Wendy Dubbin admits to not wearing a seatbelt and then attempts to have the charge dismissed. She argues that the provision of the Motor Vehicle Act which creates the offence of failing to wear a seatbelt violates her rights under section 2 and section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


Too bad she can't just admit fault, pay the penalty and quit wasting the courts time with trivial cases like this. The anti seat belt people seem to have all heard of someone somewhere on the planet that drown while wearing a seatbelt and use this as their excuse to go beltless. Factual information that seatbelts save thousands of lives every year doesn't seem to register in an illogical mind.

What about my rights, do I as a taxpayer have the right to refuse her hospital and medical bills?
Maybe Wendy feels confined while wearing A SEATBELT, if she does she should see how confining a wheelchair is, or lying under the lid of a coffin.

Alought of valuable court time spent,for what seems to be a waste.

If she feel that strong about not wearing a seatbelt,then simply give up your PRIVILAGE of Driving,,and don,t be a passenger in a motor vehical,I am sure you have 2 legs and a heartbeat,,,,,WALK,,,Problem Solved,,Now you will not feel your rights are violated,by having to wear a seatbelt.