Driving, Foolish, Helpful, Irony, Public Service Announcement, Rental Car, Safety, Stupid, Warning
Sure am glad I noticed this safety warning.
…while driving down the road in the middle of a snow storm.
Thank you anonymous person behind this message. Without your efforts, I never would have
taken my eyes off the road to find out what necessitated this urgent warning ..known that I should not take my eyes off the road while driving.
atheistsmeow >(^-^)< said:
Stupid, ignorant, or both!
Sounds like a government mandated message to me. LOL!!!
I tend to blame the lawyers for things like that.
Jan M. Flynn said:
You have to savor the absurdity. Although it is hard not to be irritated when the silly message demands a response.
Outstanding! Imagine your extra delight if it’d been displayed in a foreign language as well! 😄
Before I can use the audio system in my car I must always ‘agree’ to a ‘safety’ message similar to yours. Aside from the fact that such a message has virtually no legal strength, it is completely negated by a secondary feature that automatically turns the radio on no matter whether it was off or on when the car was shut down. This loud blast of sound (which happens roughly ten seconds after the engine has started – enough time for me to have commenced reversing, say) is impossible to override, and is an order of magnitude greater as a distraction than anything I’m likely to do myself with the audio system.
You can see the dodgy legal framework that Honda has set up for itself here, I’m sure.
Le sigh … I wonder if someone spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and hundreds of thousands of hours data mining twitter in order to generate the necessity of this message and its timing. Probably.
Haha! Technology really is going to be the end of us 😉
I operate under the theory that all warning labels are on a product because someone did that in the past and sued.
Thank goodness, my new car I bought sight unseen online this past summer, and had delivered for free by the car dealer, is a 2004 with under 60, ooo miles on it. I can even get by the seat belt ding and light as it gives up rather quickly. It may be my very last ‘new’ car. I love it! I’d freak out with all the bells and whistles going off in a newer computerized car.
Tooty Nolan said:
How many people have suffered because of damned ‘Health & Safety’ rules? Too many to count, I wager.
Mr. Silva said:
Reminds me of the blatant lie: This Page Intentionally Left Blank. 😉