Expendability Reminders On Vacation
AIRBAGS SAVE LIVES
place children in rear seat
You do know why placing children in the rear seat is important, don't you? Every time I see that sign I want to jump out of the car and post another of my own:
BECAUSE THOSE LIFE-SAVING AIRBAGS WILL KILL A CHILDThis would probably be a felony, though, so it’s damned lucky I never have any such sign on hand whenever I go to
Did I mention that I’m back from my vacation? Yes, it was very relaxing and I’m feeling quite the princess of mellowness, these days. By the way, I just remembered that I need to take my car to a mechanic to have the driver’s-side airbag removed because I’m only five-foot-three, which means I have to sit so close to the steering wheel that if the bag inflated it would instantly kill me.
It's not the car manufacturers' fault, though; the government requires them to booby-trap cars so that they kill short drivers in the event of a collision. It's a safety rule whose touted benefits irritate me every time I go to Vermont; airbags save lives but you'd better keep your children in the back seat.