I have a habit of trying the extremes of a vehicle... when so one else
is around. Tested in more than one vehicle, full throttle and full
brakes pressure won't slow down the car unless it's almost stopped
already. The brakes simply get too hot too fast and become useless.
On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 04:26:30 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
Invariably they have confused the pedals. The idiot behind the wheel thinks he
is pressing the brake while he is in reality stomping the accelerator. He pushes
it harder to try to stop the vehicle.
Audi was infamous for unintended acceleration with dozens of reports of
maniacal cars that couldn't be stopped. They put in an interlock to insure
the driver had their foot on the brake before the car could be put in gear and
all the reports vanished.
On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 08:00:02 -0400, Stormin Mormon
There's a reason you don't hear about unintended acceleration any more and
it is because of the mandated interlocks for idiots. I don't think it
was a good idea. I'd been much happier if it was mandated that a tree
be placed 80' away so they could remove themselves from the genepool.
The ECU could keep a log of the fact that the brakes were not in use.
Did you read the news story? I can buy the wrong pedal situation when
someone drives a car from a parking lot into a store window in an
incident lasting seconds. But not when it's a car with a
California Highway Patrol Officer inside, likely he was the driver,
and where the incident went on for minutes, where someone in the car
had enough time to call 911. Surely in all that time someone could
figure out the driver was pressing the wrong pedal. Also, almost
every case of the wrong pedal I've read about they have been elderly.
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