We’ve all heard about the worldwide recall of top Toyota models for a gas pedal that can stick and jam into an unsafe speed. Toyota has stopped sales of eight top models, including the best-selling Camry and Corolla, and is trying to fix the problem.
In the meantime, what do you do if your accelerator sticks and forces your vehicle into what is officially called “unintended acceleration”? Jam on the brakes? Throw the transmission into neutral? Turn the ignition off entirely? Yes, no, maybe. It depends what make you are driving.
I’m a great believer in practicing emergency situations, because an emergency is not the time to learn how. Whether you drive a Toyota or any other brand of vehicle, watch this video from Edmunds.com, then drive yourself to an parking lot at a school or corporate campus on the weekend when it’s empty, and practice emergency stops.
Read more about the Toyota recall on Green Car Examiner.