Do Car Computers Make Drivers a Bit More Careless?
How much do you rely on your car's computer?
Truth be told, I probably depend on mine a little too much. Rather than having my oil changed every 3,000 miles, I wait until the system tells me it's time. Instead of looking at my gas meter and filling up at a certain point, I wait until the display shows a seriously low number of miles to "E" before I see stopping as a necessity.
What's even crazier is that in the past few months, I've heard of two different cases where GROWN (as in 45+) men ran out of gas. Really? WHO does that? And HOW? I don't know about anyone else, but that's one of the first things I check when I get into the car. I check my fuel level first, then for seat belts if someone else is riding with me. Next, I check my mirrors for objects around me as well as to make sure they're in the position most conducive for my driving. Amazingly, vehicles are even made now to where they'll light the mirror and make a small noise to let you know when a car is in your blind spot if your signal light is active.
All of these are great commodities, but have they made us lazy?
(Honestly, I'm still stuck on the men running out of gas. That's just crazy to me. It would be crazy for a woman; but it's even worse when it's a man... Let alone two of them!)