Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Why Cars Cost a Lot

One of the reasons that cars cost a lot these days is that automakers (like GM) are idiot-proofing the cars.  Well, OK, attempting--at great cost-- to idiot-proof the cars.

The number of infant and toddler deaths as a result of being left unattended in the back seat of a sweltering hot vehicles is on the rise. To help stem that tide, General Motors is expanding its new rear-seat reminder feature to 19 models during the next year....

Thirty, forty, fifty years ago, "parents" did not leave their children in a car for hours.  There were at least two reasons for that:  1)  Parents were not drug-addled nor drunk while driving with their kids; and 2)  The kids could NOT be strapped in like in Old Sparky at the state prison.  There were no straps!!  No belts!!!  No kiddie-chairs!!!

And ya'know what?  They survived!

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