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This is why we don't miss automatic seat belts

This classic clip illustrates why we don't miss the dark days of active safety, when someone in the auto industry, probably Satan, thought automatic seat belts were a good idea. Also, remember when cars talked to you?

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The combination of the talking Chrysler product — which can't figure out whether the door being "ajar" or the deployment of the seat belt is the more important announcement — and the woman being accosted by the auto belt makes this one, priceless cautionary tale: Safety can kill you.

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I'm really glad we didn't get those on this side of the big pond. I don't really get their function either. They're there to 'help' people who are too lazy to plug their seat belt in manually? What about your own responsibility?