Mark Gritter (markgritter) wrote,
Mark Gritter

My Rental Car Nags Me

I got a Pontiac Vibe from Budget this time. Like all modern cars, it has a weight detector for the passenger seat to determine whether it should trigger the passenger-side airbag.

But it appears that this detector decided that, while my backpack was not heavy enough to warrant the deployment of the airbag, it was heavy enough that it shouldn't be going around without its seat belt. So I was driving down University Avenue, and the car started dinging at me. When I didn't respond it dinged louder. I noticed that it was flashing the 'fasten your seatbelt' light at me, and mine was firmly attached, so I reached over at the next stoplight and fastened the passenger seatbelt. That did the trick.
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