This week’s Violation Game is based on a very simple rule: Unless your ride is a limo, a motorhome, or a Panasonic delivery truck, there should not be any televisions on board. Seriously. Not in the dash, not in the glovebox, and not flipping down from the headliner. None. It’s just wrong. I don’t care if your SUV came from the factory with ’em or if they do a great job of entertaining the kids. Teach the brats to enjoy the scenery.
Worse than factory TV screens are the aftermarket ones, and it’s getting to an extreme. Below you’ll find two examples from SEMA 2007. In the first photo I can almost excuse the Mustang Ranch upholstery, but not the TV in the door. And possibly the worst televised violation ever is seen in the second photo. It was impossible to capture in a still photo, but the wheels on this car actually contained mini screens that played images of various diferent types of wheels in motion, plus other flashy graphics. And it wasn’t just a show display: they were actually selling the product to put TV screens on your wheels. It makes spinners look reasonable. I couldn’t find the company online, so with any luck they’ve gone out of business.