Care to dip your toes into America's twisted, over-litigated journey of automotive safety regulation for a moment?
The Federal Motor Vehical Safety Standard #208 (FMVSS 208 for short) governs how vehicles have to protect their occupants in a crash with seatbelts and airbags. Those airbags have to be tested, however, for both belted and unbelted occupants. It is just one instance where cars have to be designed for people who are intentionally driving in an unsafe manner. It makes sense, but you can't shake the feeling that it's also a little insane.
While we were talking about the uncertainty of a correlation between accidents and lane-departure warning systems, we got an excellent discussion about the automotive implications of the required long hours spent in hospitals.