Unintended Acceleration? Put it in Neutral!

Throughout this hoopla about unintended acceleration I've asked the question: Why didn't the drivers shifted into neutral? The answer seems to be that they didn't know how! Now, I'm not saying that it is okey for Toyota to have the throttle of a car stuck open for any reason, but it shouldn't have caused a single accident or a single death. Some have argued that some cars (Prius) perhaps can't be put into neutral or they don't have Neutral or something, the video above shows that it can be done. The drivers involved in these accidents quite simply shouldn't have had a drivers license...


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on March 15, 2010, 2:08 pm
"In the 24 (Toyota) cases where driver age was reported or readily inferred, the drivers included those of the ages 60, 61, 63, 66, 68, 71, 72, 72, 77, 79, 83, 85, 89—and I’m leaving out the son whose age wasn’t identified, but whose 94-year-old father died as a passenger".


so yeah... it does seem that "driver error" may be underreported,
and make note that the domestic competition is largely government owned...

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