Originally Posted by Grovsnus
...because the department of transportation has come to the (likely correct) conclusion that US drivers are idiots...
For the first aid kit, the US is litigious, and providing one means that someone might use it, get sued by the victim[*], and then go back and sue the car company...
Ain't it the truth. Remember when we used to use road flares? While I do believe we, collectively, are getting dumber, I also think that our lawyers/people ratio is way too high.