I have a confession: I’ve been risking my life.
Yes, still driving a Prius.
I do buy that accelerator pedals can be mechanically jammed by a floor mat (though there’s clips on my car to hold it in place), but this unintended acceleration ‘panic’ is just that. (If for no other reason that there’s now a flurry of cases of this, and none before it was the freak-out du jour).
Sorry, I do intend to keep risking my life by driving a Prius. If I die in an unintended acceleration incident in it, I’ll refund your yearly viewing fee.
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Update: I couldn’t find this link last night, but here’s Popular Mechanics explaining why the ABC ‘news’ story on unintended acceleration requires a lot of kludging of electronics in a very particular way.
*This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*