Stumbled across this article, which I thought it was worth sharing. It highlights that safety features are causing people to turn off their brains. I've highlighted certain parts for emphasis - and the little section in blue at the end, segways perfectly to Cheffie's riding naked thread. Just a final comment about the bold stuff in the middle about ABS. There's no doubt that driver fatality figures have been going down, but it's not due to ABS. If you kept everything else equal and just fitted ABS to cars, there probably wouldn't be a reduction in stats. It's interesting then that ABS is touted as a safety feature. Actually, you might possibly see the stats go higher as drivers with a fundamental misunderstanding of ABS, i.e., thinking that it makes them safer and will stop them sooner, drive in accordance to their new risk picture. This is not an ABS thread, it's a thread about risk compensation, which as a concept has been roundly poopooed by a certain few on NR. I hope this article puts those kind of arguments to bed.