Thank You For Calling OnStar, Your Three-To-Five Is On The Way
from the it's-for-your-own-protection dept
OnStar's focus on safety has many uses like responding to an accident, helping drivers navigate when lost, and now even protecting them from the dangers of their own drug use. While showing off his new OnStar system to his girlfriend, a Florida man turned down the volume on it so low, that he couldn't hear an operator trying to make contact with him. Because there was no response, police were sent to his car, whereupon he was arrested for having cocaine in clear sight. What's the lesson here? That you shouldn't turn down the volume on your OnStar? Perhaps, but this is a mistake that anyone could make. Maybe it's that in 2006, it's a little late to be bragging to girls about having an OnStar system. Dude, you're not exactly an early adopter anymore.