Dangerous Car Accessories

I don’t think people realize how much of a danger some of their car accessories can really be until they get into an accident and then realize they shouldn’t have been paying so much attention to something other than driving. What gets me confused is that manufacturers build the cars for safety, but the things that are built inside the car get you distracted from the road. How does that work? Here’s another one - if the speed limit is 65 MPH, why do they make cars go faster than that?

06. Lift Kit
- When people usually use a lift kit in order to improve the car’s center gravity, it’s basically like putting a coin on its edge rather than on its face. The higher the boost is, the more likely your car is to flipping.

05. Fog Lights that are colored
- When you need to replace your Fog Lights , it’s best if you stay using the standard-issue fog lights because they’re safer for other drivers; you don’t want to be blinding people when you drive. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the only advantage that yellow lights have is that they have a better appearance that some people prefer to have.

04. TV Screens on your dash
- For one, why are there TV Screens on the dash; where people usually look to see how fast they’re going and how much gas they have left. At first they were only meant for the kids in the back who wouldn’t stop crying, but now the adults are getting in the fun. Virginia and Illinois are two states that actually have a law prohibiting the installation of any screens in the front where the driver can see.

03. GPS Systems
- I think these are kind of the same as TV Screens: it has colors on it and you can get distracted by it. I guess it’s good because it shows you where you need to go and all that jazz, but what if you get confused and just keep looking at the screen? Then what happens? You don’t see where you’re going and there’s a big possibility that you can get into an accident.

02. Cup Holders
- I think this is more for people who drink hot coffee - which is probably the majority of us. When you spill it, you’ll most likely end up swerving and just doing things to other drivers that you really shouldn’t do.

01. Limo Tints
- Usually, when you have really dark tinted windows, cops can’t see you; this means that you think you can get away with doing whatever you want. These things that you do keep you super distracted from the road - especially since you think that the cops can’t see whatever you’re doing in there.

I think that these are most of the things that can keep people like me and you really distracted from putting all of our focus on driving. Sure I understand that when you have people in the car, you’re going to be talking to them, but they can see where you’re going so if you do something wrong, they can tell you your mistake. When you’re driving by yourself, you don’t have that extra safety.