I caught this ad for the Honda Accord on television today. It looks like everyone's staying safe and sound when the car detects another vehicle stopped in front of it ... but wait a minute. What on earth are these people doing?
First of all, when he thinks he's going to hit the car in front of him, the driver takes his right hand off the wheel and puts it in front of his wife. My mother used to do this with me, back in the 1960s, when none of us wore a seatbelt, and dashboards were solid metal (not that it would have helped...). Today? Dumb, dumb, dumb. He has no steering control if he has to make an evasive move, and his hand is now in the way of the airbag ...
But that's a moot point, because when she thinks they're going to crash, his wife puts her hand on the dash. Yes, on the airbag. Which, if the cars do collide, will deploy at some 300 km/h, breaking her hand, her wrist, and possibly her elbow, and slamming her hand back into her face, where it will do even more damage.
What was Honda thinking? Didn't anyone check this over before it went out?