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    opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Anyone see this, an Ames woman coming home from Missouri has her vehicle accelerator stick, crazy.


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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Quote Originally Posted by CyclonesRulzzz View Post
    Anyone see this, an Ames woman coming home from Missouri has her vehicle accelerator stick, crazy.
    Did they stop teaching how to resolve this issue in Driver's Ed?

    1. Use your foot to get underneath the gas pedal and pry it up.

    2. If 1 doesn't work, pop your car in neutral, turn off the engine, and stop the car.


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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Did they stop teaching how to resolve this issue in Driver's Ed?

    1. Use your foot to get underneath the gas pedal and pry it up.

    2. If 1 doesn't work, pop your car in neutral, turn off the engine, and stop the car.
    The problem is, people panic, since its not an everyday occurrence.



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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    C. Drive into the cornfield


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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Did they stop teaching how to resolve this issue in Driver's Ed?

    1. Use your foot to get underneath the gas pedal and pry it up.

    2. If 1 doesn't work, pop your car in neutral, turn off the engine, and stop the car.
    She might have panicked.



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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Any idea on what type of car she was driving?



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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    Any idea on what type of car she was driving?

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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    2. If 1 doesn't work, pop your car in neutral, turn off the engine, and stop the car.[/QUOTE]



    This may have been better the advice 30 years ago -- but turning off the ignition can lock your steering wheel which would be a bad thing.


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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl1977 View Post
    This may have been better the advice 30 years ago -- but turning off the ignition can lock your steering wheel which would be a bad thing.
    Depends how far you turn the key. If you turn it one click the wheel doesn't lock (something they teach in driver's ed). As far as keyless FOBs go, I'm pretty sure the wheel doesn't lock unless you have the shifter in park. I'd have to check on my Altima sometime.


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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    I am really curious what time this happened because I was driving down to Missouri on Sunday.



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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone101 View Post
    She might have panicked.

    Yep, it's easy to sit at a keyboard and say what you would do but in the heat of the moment panic does take over.


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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    she couldn't shut off the vehicle or shift out of drive.
    I would imagine that she was panicking and wasn't doing something right to not be able to shift out of drive or shut it off, but it would be scary nonetheless at the time. I doubt she would be the only person to have trouble in that situation.



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    Re: opening story on channel 8 news at 10

    Put it in neutral (and let the engine blow, if need be) while you apply the brakes, then shut it off when the car comes to a stop.



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