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RE: dumm amurikans
There was an accident couple of years ago here in Warsaw where a young
guy entered a convenience store through the window in his Pontiac
Firebird. He explained to the police that he's just bought the car and
hasn't quite come into terms with automatic transmission yet :-)))
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)
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> Subject: dumm amurikans
> Is unintended acceleration a problem in cars? Well, according to
> Germany's largest auto club, yes. Are there any reasons why? Yes.
> In a
> study of accidents in Europe, drivers (sorry Unka Bart) or "operators"
> couldn't make the transition from manual shift to auto trannies. The
> "highly trained" european drivers were doing dumb things like getting
> of the car with it idling, in Drive; or not putting it in Park, when
> parked. These things caused the cars the accelerate when the person
> the wheel, (or not, as the case may be) didn't want it to -- hence,
> unintended acceleration.