Spiritual Seat Belts

Over the holidays, my family and I were driving across the country.  Apart from some fields, windmills, and cows, there is usually very little to see.  As we trudged along, a department of transportation message caught my attention.  It read, “753 road deaths this year, 63% unbuckled.”  I couldn’t help but be saddened by these…

Unsafe Safety Features

The safety features in our cars are incredible.  The advancing vehicle safety technology continues to save lives every year.   Just in 2012, seatbelts and airbags saved around 15,000 lives (NHTSA).  Unfortunately, there are occasional flaws in these safety designs.  Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged about 4.7 million people to have their car…

Buckle Up

Back in 1974, an effort was made to force people to wear their seat belts. The plan was to prevent their cars from starting until they had buckled up. This pitch met heavy resistance and frustration from car owners, so the idea was tabled. Recently GM brought the idea back. They are planning on offering…