Re: Brake Override System Could Have Saved the 19 Lives -- Toyota NotPutting It on All Models

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Old 16 Feb 2010, 07:32 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Re: Brake Override System Could Have Saved the 19 Lives -- Toyota NotPutting It on All Models

On Feb 9, 11:33*pm, john <johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> "No matter the cause of the problem floor mats, sticky pedals or
> electromagnetic interference engineers and safety regulators told
> the Free Press that brake override is the solution.


.... unless the driver panics and continues to press the throttle
instead of the brake.

but there's no chance that's the case, right?
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Old 16 Feb 2010, 09:23 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Brake Override System Could Have Saved the 19 Lives -- ToyotaNot Putting It on All Models

On 2/16/2010 3:32 PM, ACAR wrote:
> On Feb 9, 11:33 pm, john<johngd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> "No matter the cause of the problem floor mats, sticky pedals or
>> electromagnetic interference engineers and safety regulators told
>> the Free Press that brake override is the solution.

>
> ... unless the driver panics and continues to press the throttle
> instead of the brake.


No, it sure won't keep that from happening. Perhaps cars need a big red
panic button on the dash. I've stepped on the gas instead of the brake
once. I was reversing out of a parking spot and a bicyclist unexpectedly
sped past behind me and I jumped on the brake, except it wasn't the
brake. The big Mercury Park Lane was on gravel so I mostly shot rocks
all over the place and made tire noises. I'm pretty sure that it freaked
out the guy on the bike.

Funny, it was pretty obvious what I did and I got off the gas fast.
That's the brakes. :-)

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> but there's no chance that's the case, right?


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