NHTSA is investigating 853,000 Fiat-Chrysler cars because of confusing gear selectors. Perhaps a return to simple shifters is in order.
The government agency charged with keeping motorists out of harm's way has long lauded seat belts as "the single most effective way" vehicle occupants can keep themselves safe. For years, it has also opposed efforts to require seat belts on school buses. As contradictions go, that's a doozy.