By Eric Peters:
It’s surprising the government hasn’t made power seats – and windows – illegal. Well, at least not yet. After all, they are arguably at least as “unsafe” as not wearing a seat belt.
Maybe it will occur to someone. Give it time.
The argument for requiring the use of seat belts is that you might be thrown about or even ejected from the vehicle in the event of a crash. But you might also drive off the road, into a pond. It’s certainly possible. And if your car has power windows, you will be trapped inside because power windows don’t work under water.
This is very unsafe – at least potentially. Just as potentially, arguably, as not wearing a seat belt, given what might happen.
Why are power windows allowed, given that fact?.. Read More