The 'dumb' buckle ... for dumb and dumber ...

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The 'dumb' buckle ... for dumb and dumber ...

Postby Belgian Pie » 22 Apr 2012, 16:31

A decade ago, the ministry made it compulsory for front-seat passengers to wear seat belts, and then decreed that automobile manufacturers must equip cars with a seat-belt reminder light or some kind of warning alarm, activated by a pressure sensor under the passenger seat, to persuade people to belt up.
However, by plugging in the silent (dumb) buckle the seatbelt alarm is disabled and the annoying alarm tone, that would otherwise force passengers into buckling up, goes silent. Priced between NT$100 and NT$200, a driver can purchase a dozen of the devices for less than the price of a traffic ticket.


As usual, people are just circumvention the law by thinking they can outsmart the system ... never, ever thinking about safety. How dumb can one be? :doh: :ponder:
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Re: The 'dumb' buckle ... for dumb and dumber ...

Postby touduke » 22 Apr 2012, 16:49

Jerry Seinfeld on the topic of safety.. with an interesting twist.

I wear a helmet, but I don't think there should be a law for it. There are many things you can point to as proof that the human is not smart. But my personal favorite would have to be that we needed to invent the helmet. What was happening, apparently, was that we were involved in a lot of activities that were cracking our heads. We chose not to avoid doing those activities but, instead, to come up with some sort of device to help us enjoy our head-cracking lifestyles. And even that didn't work because not enough people were wearing them so we had to come up with the helmet law. Which is even stupider, the idea behind the helmet law being to preserve a brain whose judgment is so poor, it does not even try to avoid the cracking of the head it's in.
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Re: The 'dumb' buckle ... for dumb and dumber ...

Postby Belgian Pie » 22 Apr 2012, 17:33

:bravo:
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Re: The 'dumb' buckle ... for dumb and dumber ...

Postby poopiepoopy » 22 Apr 2012, 19:11

touduke wrote:Jerry Seinfeld on the topic of safety.. with an interesting twist.

I wear a helmet, but I don't think there should be a law for it. There are many things you can point to as proof that the human is not smart. But my personal favorite would have to be that we needed to invent the helmet. What was happening, apparently, was that we were involved in a lot of activities that were cracking our heads. We chose not to avoid doing those activities but, instead, to come up with some sort of device to help us enjoy our head-cracking lifestyles. And even that didn't work because not enough people were wearing them so we had to come up with the helmet law. Which is even stupider, the idea behind the helmet law being to preserve a brain whose judgment is so poor, it does not even try to avoid the cracking of the head it's in.


Succint, never had the chance to use that word, and well succint.
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