N. Harmonik
N. Harmonik voted up Didge Doo's answer

Not in Oz. We grumbled a bit because we didn't think they were necessary but they've proved their worth.

Not long after they were introduced I was pulled over by a cop and booked for not wearing mine. I knew I was at fault so I didn't complain and he said, "You're not arguing about thisl, … Read more

N. Harmonik
N. Harmonik voted up KB Baldwin's answer

Yes they did.  There was all sorts of whining and bellyaching from the auto manufacturers - at least the American ones.  For years that was the pattern - the Feds would impose some new safety or emission rule, and the Big Three (GM, Ford, Chrysler) would claim that it was too expensive, was technologically impossible, … Read more

N. Harmonik
N. Harmonik thanked KB Baldwin's answer

Yes they did.  There was all sorts of whining and bellyaching from the auto manufacturers - at least the American ones.  For years that was the pattern - the Feds would impose some new safety or emission rule, and the Big Three (GM, Ford, Chrysler) would claim that it was too expensive, was technologically impossible, … Read more

N. Harmonik
N. Harmonik voted up Tom Jackson's answer

To me, a car is an instrument---a means of transportation.  So keeping it mechanically sound is my primary objective.

But to some, a car is also (or even primarily) an object of beauty. So to them, maintaining its original "looks" is equally important to them.

Nothing wrong with either perspective.

(De gustibus non est disputandum.)


N. Harmonik
N. Harmonik thanked Tom Jackson's answer

To me, a car is an instrument---a means of transportation.  So keeping it mechanically sound is my primary objective.

But to some, a car is also (or even primarily) an object of beauty. So to them, maintaining its original "looks" is equally important to them.

Nothing wrong with either perspective.

(De gustibus non est disputandum.)