An alternative approach to road safety.
May 30, 2008 6:32am CST
All cars these days have seat belts. In Britain (and presumably a lot of other countries) it's the law. A lot of cars also have airbags. In additions, it's quite common these days for car manufacturers to emphasise various safety features in their advertising. But is all this built-in safety in cars possibly counterproductive - does it make drivers over-confident, maybe leading to more accidents? Supposing seat belts were taken out of cars, and instead of an airbag, there was a six inch metal spike projecting out of the hub of the steering wheel and pointing straight at the driver's chest - would there be more or less fatal traffic accidents? What do you think?
30 May 08
ROFL Omg you made me laugh. This might have positive effects as first I think but then people will get used to it and become overconfident once again. Oh and I have a feeling people would start using other methods of transport if the spikes were to be put into place...