Are you killing safety recalls?

 

Let’s talk product safety recalls. I recently asked a friend whether she had acted on her car’s safety recall. I consider my friend to be rather intelligent and practical. So it shocked me when she said that she never bothers with that sort of stuff.

And then this week I listened while a judge lectured my son and a tribe of teenagers on the dangers of driving and how easily a car can become a killing machine. As proof, we watched three horrifically graphic videos of car accidents.

I sat there thinking of my friend blissfully ignoring the safety recall on her killing machine. The problem is that she is not alone – according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration around 30% of motorists don’t bother to act on recalls.

No doubt, many people react faster when their precious smart phone needs a fix.

How else will they text while driving?