Car Makers Offered Relaxed Regulation for Installing Ignition Lock Tied to Seat Belt Use

By | November 19, 2013

  • November 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    Glen says:
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    This sounds something like the lame brained attempt that GM made in the mid 70s that not only required the seat belt to be fastened but it had to be done after you had sat in the seat. I was trapped in a Pontiac version of the Vega (don’t remember the name) when I had driven it into my garage and tried to open the door after removing the seat belt only to find that the support post in the garage would not allow the door to open far enough to get out. I closed the door and attempted to restart the car to move it a little and it would not start! I rehooked the seat belt and it still would not start. I finally had to unhook the seat belt, lift my butt off of the seat, sit back down, rehook the seat belt, and then the car would start so I could move it six inches!! Please, oh please dear gummint, quit trying to protect me from myself!!!!

    • November 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm
      Original Bob says:
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      I am sure what you describe is an isolated instance and will never happen again. Not being trapped, but to someone admitting to owning a Pontiac Astre – the car with an engine made of Reynolds Wrap. Glad you escaped being a Darwin Award winner.

  • November 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    Scott says:
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    Depending on the sensitivity of it, the proposed alcohol-detection sensor may save passenger lives if/when the driver has consumed some bad food………..

  • November 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    Cheetoh Mulligan says:
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    Original Bob hits the nail on the head! Think of all the money the auto industry will make off repairing these gadgets when they don’t work properly.
    Also, how much government intervention do we need in our lives. Seat belt use went up for 2 reasons. The catalyst is when you could get a ticket for not buckling up, but the other reason is that people became educated that seat belts save lives.



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