Friday, May 24, 2019
A few rather obvious questions for the cops in this OnStar Ad...
If the police were capable of calling OnStar and having the service "slow down" the stolen car, why did they wait until they saw a kid in imminent danger of being hit by the stolen car to actually UTILIZE that service?
What if the car thief had driven on to a sidewalk and killed a kid? What if he had smashed into some parked cars? What if he had done any of a hundred other potentially deadly things he could have done while the police were casually tracking the stolen car from a safe distance?
While we're at it....OnStar can actually cut the power of equipped cars, not just slow them down. Why didn't the police ask OnStar to cut the car's engine once it was within sight? What if the stolen car had not slowed down enough to avoid hitting this kid? First thing I would have asked in court was "why did you ask OnStar to slow the car down instead of cutting it's power? You could have saved a life if you had done that very obvious thing." The second thing I would have asked was "how long did you intend to just follow this stolen car? Where you waiting for it to run out of gas, or kill someone, or what?"