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RE: "60 Minutes"
Agreed. I had my own "unintened acceleration" accident - and it was
because "driver's fault" too, only of different kind. The previous owner
of my car put a piece of carpet as an additional floor mat - I thought
it's weird, but didn't remove it either - my fault :-(((. I was driving
outside the city and decided to pass, so I pressed the gas pedal to the
floor to activate the kick down. The mat moved forward and _locked_ the
gas pedal at full throttle position. I wasn't fun, but I could bring the
car to the stop using the brakes with no real problems, and it was with
a dead bomb. I really can't imagine how one can confuse the brake pedal
with gas - the pedals have _way_ different feel even when wearing army
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Marion [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 1998 10:53 PM
> To: Josh Pinkert
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: "60 Minutes"
> "Brakes are several TIMES more powerful than the engine - if the brake
> applied there is no way the car can move". "In every case, the brakes
> functioning normally but there were no skid marks nor reports of the
> lights being on!". This was always met with blank stares and "its a
> car" kinda noises.
> Mike Marion, Optronics - firstname.lastname@example.org
> 1990 Coupe Quattro - Lago Blue
> 1984 BMW R100RS "Last Edition" - Pearl White
> ???? VW Quantum Syncro Wagon - maybe, or maybe not
> 1995 Mitsubishi Montero, RWD/AWD/4WD - almost new and FOR SALE!!!!!!