Because you really don`t know if it is in the foods you get at restaurants.
No offense, but why should there be public officials making sure that you favorite restaurant doesn`t have a rat problem in the kitchen, neatly hidden from the public it serves?
Let`s remember that the old woman that got 3rd degree burns to her thighs and, um, hoo-ha, won her settlement based on a jury. McDonald`s was serving their coffee too hot. People love to use that case as a flagrant lawsuit, but it went before a jury. What if you had Firestone Tires and you had a Ford Explorer that rolled over due to a tire blow-out and somebody in your vehicle was killed (God forbid). There are regulations in place to make sure that the corporations are making products that are safe.
I would like to think that when I go to a restaurant and order something that it doesn`t contain poison. Granted, I`m not going to assume a double order of chili-cheese fries is "heart-smart."
Sure, if you don`t want to wear a seatbelt, that`s your decision. Here in Michigan, it will cost you if you`re caught.
How do you feel about a parent that does not secure a child in a carseat? I`ve seen it many times, but is it my business? Probably not, but does it concern me? Yes.