More proposed vehicle legislation

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  1. noway2

    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    The nanny state strikes again: Dozens of kids die in hot cars every year—a new bill aims to prevent it: link
    How about we lock those bozos in a hot car and forget about them instead? Just what we need, more government mandated BS that will drive up costs for everyone because of a few stupid toadstools that should have never reproduced to start with.

    The stupid seat belt sensors that are currently mandated works so well. Put anything in the seat and either buckle the thing or listen to an annoying noise constantly.

    This comment says it perfectly:
     
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  2. RedneckFur

    RedneckFur Smith & Wesson is a religion of peace.

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    That's exactly what I need. A buzzer to ring in my ear every time I go grocery shopping or toss a few rifle cases across the back seat. I don't even have kids.

    Thank you, Nanny State. Where would we be without you?
     
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    backwoodsshooter There’s no such things as ghost guns or ghost

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    Yea they can piss right up a rope.

    My seat belt buzzer goes off when I put my phone in the passenger seat, and unless you just plum retarded, you shouldn't be forgetting things like children and pets in the back seat. I mean you did put them there
     
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    You need to update your bag phone... you'll be amazed, the new one's will fit in your pocket.
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  5. wsfiredude

    wsfiredude Can't starve us out; Can't make us run Charter Member Supporting Member

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  6. Ferrisfan

    Ferrisfan Got here as soon as I could Supporting Member

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    I know this will sound harsh, but this is the trade-off for mandating children in safety seats mounted in the back of the vehicle. Roughly 36 kids die every year in this manner so that thousands survive crashes where they were not in the front seat.

    Additionally, we know that the very act of passing legislation costs lives. Legislation is expensive. It impacts jobs, consumes resources and therefore increases poverty. Poverty kills people. I don't know that there is a way to quantify how many people will die from the additional poverty for this specific piece of legislation, but I bet that every piece of legislation kills more than 36 people.
     
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    spittinfire Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This is just like every other safety device mandated by our government. Someone is going to make a crap load of money off this and the people pushing it are going to get a cut. End of story.
    They don’t give two sh!ts about you, me or our kids.

    In the 7 years that I’ve had children I have never once had to go back to my car because I forgot a child. They’re kind of an important item to me so I tend to keep them fairly close.


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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Most of the new vehicles have a back seat reminder that pops up on the dash after you turn the car off. It can be turned on or off in settings.
    After our first was born in 1995, I watched her during the day, I worked at night.
    Stopped at my PT job to get my paycheck, walked ten feet from the car and stopped right there,
    realized she was in the back seat sleeping. Never did that ever again.
    Kids are ALWAYS in the back seat until I look back to make sure they are not.
     
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  9. Darkhorse

    Darkhorse You can bet they ain’t forgot me. Life Member

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    It all falls back on the parents of these people that leave their kids in the hot cars. These young adults where raised with no responsibility therefore the .gov steps in creates more laws.

    Laws are for rule breakers not good guys.

    Parents need to get back to raising their kids and throw away the electronic devices.
     
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  10. concepthomes1

    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    My wife's Tahoe has an alarm that only sound if the following happens:

    Rear Doors are opened before or after ignition
    Rear Doors are not opened once engine is turned off

    Then the vehicle assumes a child or other occupant is in the rear
     
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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

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    Some parents take better care of their boat and rv then their kids.
     
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    More blameless society in action.
     
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    Thanks to ignorant people driving around with damn near flat tires on top heavy SUVs has brought us government mandated tire pressure sensors. I hate tire pressure sensor and the current idiots that some how have forgotten how they ever operated a motor vehicle before with a tire light on.

    Just another step in removing personal responsibilities and giving government more power :mad:
     
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    So how long do you have before it starts buzzing at you? I always put my work bag in the back but after I get home I don't always take it out on purpose. How about when you stop to get gas? Are you going to pull your kid out while gassing up?

    My kids are in their 20's so if they want to stay in the back I let them.

    It sounds like a stupid idea for the 0.000000001% of the population that is too stupid to realize they left their kid in the back
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Without the .gov part this sounds like an easy feature to add that some people might like
    I'm interested to see if this was offered as an option how many would be willing to pay for it?
     
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    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    It flashes a warning on the dash and a beeping alarm as soon as the driver's door is opened.
     
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  17. Mike Overlay

    Mike Overlay Lacks seriousness Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    thats it. Free markets would take over if it was an issue or need. Not no damn government busy body
     
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    I don’t immediately disagree with legislation that protects people from stupidity, but there should be some hurdle required. If less than a thousand people are dying each year, then it seems like the problem is more about the individual than society. If we’d stop trying to save this group of 30 and that group of 10, maybe we could focus on the hundreds of thousands killed by medical errors.
     
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    Maybe this time we can legislate commonsense.....
     
  20. 9outof10mms

    9outof10mms Purveyor of Professional Enginerding Supporting Member

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    Hopefully nothing a small cheap pair of wire cutters can't handle.
     
  21. backwoodsshooter

    backwoodsshooter There’s no such things as ghost guns or ghost

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    I mean this iPhone 8S is big compared to my old 4s but not Zach Morris phones in a backpack now
     
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    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

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    How about we use the money we'll waste on this to sterilize idiots instead?