Always

It is what we relax in after a long nights work, what we use to escape the rain and rejoin comfort in warmth and comfort. In the summer is cools you down, and in the winter heats you up. It is always waiting for you with patience, no matter where you are or for how long. We put our life in its hands knowing it will keep us safe. From good times talking with friends, or just listening to a good song. Whether you are feeling good or feeling blue it never minds. It makes things just right for you without question and gets you where you need to be.

The car is an amazing thing.

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Car Companies Don’t Care About Safety….

One thing I have found very interesting is how car companies are choosing to prioritize what features should be in their cars. For example, Hyundai. They target the family market in many of their cars (many, not all) however one thing that is odd is that most all of their cars have either A- An advanced stereo system or B- An entire touch console on the dash but you know what some of each of these¬†models don’t have standard? Basic safety implementations like side air bags. True, it is not very common in the cars, but it is not considered a standard feature to them, while having a good stereo in the car IS. If your target demographic is the family, then your top priority without question should be safety: Heck, any car safety should be thought of well before how audio sounds. How about more advanced features though? Even these are often over looked in favour of either cutting cost or other features. What about blind spot detection systems? These are potentially life saving creations but are far from being in every car. That is something simple as well! We have a Ford Focus and it has a very easy to implement, yet shockingly smart and simple feature, that is a convex mirror in the corner of the rear-view mirrors that are specifically directed in the spot where your blind spot is. After driving the car I personally can say that the simple $10 little glass mirror does in fact eliminate the blind spot, however our truck, which also has a secondary mirror on the side, is not actually a wide enough range to see the blind spot! It is gut basic for a company to install and can save thousands of dollars, and peoples lives but is it standard in cars like seatbelts are..? No? Well then shouldn’t it be?..

As always, I welcome your guys’ thoughts ūüôā

What If..?

I find¬†myself¬†thinking¬†quite¬†morbid thoughts when I am driving alone, more particularly at a higher speed. I find myself caught up in the thought of the machine below me, pushing through years of engineering defeats to provide me the ability to travel over 100 kilometers per hour. With this thought follows mind introducing the line it¬†quite¬†frequently does, “what if?..”. As if to say what if machine were to be failed not under its own conditions but under my command. What if I were to just slightly adjust my hands position to the right? I would blissfully flow into a near immovable object barricaded alongside the road, and only when it were¬†too¬†late would I realize the impact dealt, or if not, then one less person would be¬†among¬†us. Or what¬†if¬†I turn to the right? Veering off the outlined course of supposed safety into the oncoming lane of other people to a point where¬†our¬†human abilities would fail to notice quickly enough to brake before impact; over 6 tons of man and machine on a course into each other at over 300 combined-kilometers an hour. At best, the outcome would be gruesome: Both laying on the pavement as our little remaining life fleas our body slowly onto the ground we lay across… dying. Watching the red pool form around our head as we listen to the faded sound of the ambulance rushing to the scene..meanwhile, us both drifting painfully out of consciousness and into our death.

All….what if?