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 thoughts on “The Car In Front..”

  1. 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.

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

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