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Q: Would the rulling on warren v. District of Columbia make seatbelt laws unconstitutional therefore illegal?

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A: No, the ruling in Warren v. District of Columbia does not make seatbelt laws unconstitutional or illegal. Warren v. District of Columbia is a case that involved a failure of the police to provide adequate protection to citizens, and the court held that the police do not have a constitutional duty to protect individuals from harm. This case does not address seatbelt laws or any other traffic laws, and it does not affect their constitutionality. Seatbelt laws have been upheld by the courts as a legitimate exercise of the state's power to regulate public safety and prevent injury in the event of a car accident.

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