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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 12:00:23 AM

General Motors' new 'Belt Assurance System' safety feature will practically enforce fastening your seat belts before driving off by not allowing shifting from 'park' to 'drive' until the driver and front passenger seat belts are buckled up.

Doesn't it sound pretty similar to what the U.S. Government mandated back in 1974? If your memory serves you well, American drivers revolted in frustration and the development of the then groundbreaking seat belt starter interlock feature was scrapped altogether.

Not intimidated by the lessons history teaches us, the Detroit manufacturer wants to have a go at bringing this idea back by offering the 'Belt Assurance System' as a free option on a limited number of models. These will be the 2015 model year Chevrolet Cruze, Colorado, Silverado and the GM
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ep3guy
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 6:21:16 AM

Ok
six_ball_man
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:04:38 AM


not buckling up = darwinian selection
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 7:28:01 AM

JohnJJ: You're right and... the other downside, IF the electronic manure piece fails, you can't get your car started. Period. Lovely idea!
lorimarie36
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 1:38:32 PM

Not good.
JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 8:24:10 AM

Another unneeded option that will only add cost the vehicle.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 7:33:56 AM

maybe GM should fix some major other problems first?

FocusST2
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 6:44:48 AM

Oh, boy.
MImusicman
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 6:34:07 AM

Stupid idea
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 5:39:11 AM

how about stopping the engine?
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 5:38:40 AM

need to
lorimarie36
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 5:36:29 AM

99% of the time, I'm the only one in my car. I buckle even if I'm doing small maneuvers in my driveway, but to force me to buckle the passenger side because I have groceries sitting in that seat is ridiculous to say the least.
MadFueler
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 4:11:20 AM

I buckle up all the time, but not for merely straightening my car out in a parking space or other such small movements. This was bad in '74 and it's bad now, so I don't see this becoming popular; after all, who wants to be forced to wear a seat belt just to drive the car under a shade tree in the back yard to change the spark plugs?
oldmack
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 3:07:45 AM

ok
Lasing
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 1:42:48 AM

So you are trying to go to work solo. The car thinks someone is in the passenger seat, even though there is no one there. This malfunction won't let you put it in drive, and you are late to work.

I have this problem with my G6 now, but it doesn't stop me from driving. It only messes with the passenger side airbag.

No, I do not want this option, and it better not become mandatory like TPMS and backup camera's.

What about a large box or animal in the passenger seat that the belt won't fit around?

Will it go into reverse? Sometimes I take the belt off and open the door to get a better view when backing than I can get looking out the window.
Godozo
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:40:22 AM

I remember 1974.

Back then, buckling up was merely a good idea, and there were many people who would argue that – usually with a story of someone who lived because they were thrown out of a car. My dad had a story along those lines.

Nowadays...most states not only ticket you for not buckling up, but they'll ticket the driver for having PASSENGERS unbuckled. Nowadays it almost makes sense to have a car insure that everyone inside is buckled up before moving.

But...it's General Motors. Even a GM brat like me knows what THAT means....
jerej829
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:34:57 AM

Good, but there will be recalls.
akaglenna
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:13:50 AM

It's a free option. Option means you only get it if you want it. The headline is misleading, making it sound as if it's going to be forced on you, and too many commenters are buying right into it, without even reading the snippet here.

I always fasten my seat belt, and if I still had underage kids who would be learning to drive one day, this'd be great to have to help the kids remember to get the right habit as they learn to drive. There's perfectly good reasons like that why someone might choose to add the option, and for anyone who doesn't like it, DON'T GET IT!
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:13:03 AM

Been doing it so long I don't even think about it.
PremierOneProp
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:08:44 AM

That's a new twist.
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:04:18 AM

bigdipperMS
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 5:58:38 PM Ignore bigdipperMS Report Abuse
I'm for it because sometimes I forget.
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I swear I didn't mean anything derogatory! Yes some people do In fact need a reminder now and again that they are in fact driving a car.
mrbee
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:02:13 AM

More people trying to tell us what to do.
lazyeye1
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 12:01:23 AM

Good
bigdipperMS
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:58:38 PM

I'm for it because sometimes I forget.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:58:10 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:58:03 PM

just one more reason to avoid g m crap
Garyallman
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:57:00 PM

:) pffff, hahahahahaaaaaaa
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:54:43 PM

ok
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:52:33 PM

OK.
Garyallman
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:51:51 PM

Garyallman
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This is a classic! Where would we be without the idiots???
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 5:37:44 PM Ignore Garyallman Report Abuse
The poor and disadvantaged cannot think for themselves, my hats off to GM for helping the idiots figure out that wearing your seatbelt is a good thing! Some people need a little coaching to do the right thing, I call them idiots! But ya gotta help them to save them from themselves, it's the right thing to do!
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:50:46 PM

Alright
fenster66
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:50:31 PM

It's a good thing....
Garyallman
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:49:25 PM

Ok give it up all gas buddies, some of the stuff I have been posting has been hilarious! I'm ROFL, and I posted it, gotta admit some of that stuff was hilarious!
badharley
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:48:52 PM

OK?
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:47:15 PM

Stop the mandatory baloney. Educate. Get thru to the mind.

Race drivers have no compunction with buckling up.
toadNY
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:45:35 PM

You can't fix stupid or the government!
Garyallman
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:41:59 PM

Hahahaha! GM should change their name to playdoh!! Hahahahaaaaa!
REKEY
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:41:56 PM

It's crazy not to buckle up!
boatmen
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:41:19 PM

Always
pliskin
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:40:02 PM

It's really not that hard to get used to and it is safer.
stillcruisin
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:39:14 PM

I put my belt on to just drive around the block. It's a good idea. However, I really don't need a car to make me buckle up.
Garyallman
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:37:44 PM

The poor and disadvantaged cannot think for themselves, my hats off to GM for helping the idiots figure out that wearing your seatbelt is a good thing! Some people need a little coaching to do the right thing, I call them idiots! But ya gotta help them to save them from themselves, it's the right thing to do!
ihategasON2
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:35:03 PM

Wow
oldiesman
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:34:24 PM

I do it by habit don't need GM=Government Motors
DEG
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:34:11 PM

Too much regulation. If an idiot doesn't want to wear a seatbelt; let life cull them out of the gene pool.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:33:11 PM

Old
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:32:04 PM

Fantastic!
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:31:06 PM

because the government mandates medical care
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:29:09 PM

And so we should I am guessing from the reports.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:27:31 PM

great
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:25:23 PM

Something else to go wrong.
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Message Posted: May 29, 2014 11:25:11 PM

ok
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