The Car In Front..

.. is probably being driven by a moron. In a Guardian article about sticky Toyota accelerator pedals was this quote:

“I was driving in my Toyota Yaris at 60mph on a dual carriageway .. when my accelerator pedal failed to respond when I lifted my foot off the pedal. I applied the foot brake. It then took two and a half miles for it to be slow enough for me to drive half on to the verge, where the car stalled.”

Two and a half miles! Clutch, man, clutch.

2 Responses to “The Car In Front..”


  • Yes, I thought that, too. But what if it was an automatic? Not sure whether you can force an automatic gearbox into neutral while it's being driven. Never tried.

  • Well, according to the AA it is perfectly possible and is, naturally, the recommended course of action.

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