Older Women Most Likely Mistake Gas Pedal For Brakes: Study

Older Women Most Likely Mistake Gas Pedal For Brakes: Study
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A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that most car accidents that occur because a driver mistakenly hits the gas pedal instead of the brakes involve older female drivers in parking lots. Apparently, almost two-thirds of drivers involved in this type of accident were female, and occurred more frequently with drivers… Continue Reading...

Mandatory Throttle-Override System Proposed by US Regulators

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Mandatory Throttle-Override System Proposed by US Regulators
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Following the rash of alleged self-accelerating cars, U.S. regulators are calling for all automakers to make throttle override mechanisms standard equipment in every light vehicle. This issue came to light after Toyota’s unintended acceleration case, which spurred NHTSA to begin looking into override technology in 2010. Essentially, the required system would ensure that the brake will overpower… Continue Reading...

Recall Notice: Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles to Replace or Reshape Gas Pedals

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Recall Notice: Toyota Recalls 3.8 Million Vehicles to Replace or Reshape Gas Pedals
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Following a recall to replace floor mats, Toyota has now announced it will again recall 3.8 million vehicles in order to replace or reshape the gas pedal. The decision was made after it was determined the pedal’s shape, along with the shape of the floor mat, could cause the accelerator to stick. In addition, Toyota… Continue Reading...