Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Going for a ride

Here is something fascinating about the rented 2007 Nissan Altima I am driving around until my old car gets fixed: there is a glow-in-the dark trunk release switch, on the inside of the trunk.

Now, I'd like to believe that some helpful Nissan engineer just put that in as a convenient just-in-case feature, but let's be honest: auto manufacturers do not have a stellar record of incorporating safety features before they are mandated by law. So I am led to the near-inescapable conclusion that this thing is in there because enough people have gotten stuck in trunks -- either accidentally or intentionally -- that the feature was deemed necessary.

In fact, I'm fairly certain if I spent enough time researching it, I could find out some precise statistics on the occurrence.

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