Skip to comments.Runaway Prius Needed Help to Stop: CHP
Posted on 03/08/2010 6:42:10 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
California Highway Patrol officers say their patrol car acted as a brake for a Toyota Prius with a stuck accelerator Monday.
The car, headed eastbound on Interstate 8, was going at a high rate of speed because the accelerator was stuck, according to CHP spokesperson Brian Pennings.
The patrol car moved in front of the Prius and engaged its brakes to bring the Prius to a stop, according to CHP.
The car eventually stopped on the highway near the La Posta Bridge in the area of the Golden Acorn Casino.
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People are idiots put the fricking thing in neutral and stop
My daughters friend from work had this happen to him. Was not a Prius, it was another Toyota model.
Yeah. If you can’t control your ride. Don’t drive.
BS....probably driving while demoncrat.
and turn the ignition OFF!
I am starting to wonder about these “runaway” incidents. I think that a lot of this is lawsuit hunting.
I mean, comeon! Anyone with a half a braincell should be able to think — engine out of control, disengage engine.
I don’t believe it and I don’t like Toyota. I would take a Honda over a Toyo and own a Ford product which I like.
Toyos and Toyo Lexuses are over rated. Lots of times their owners are libs.
Or turn the ignition off(without locking the steering wheel)
Im serious i had a couple of WFO’s in some old cars smash in the clutch and stop wtf is so hard
Remember when the accelerator stuck on your 38 Chevy and you turned the key off and then on again and blew the dual Smithy Steelpaks off...
No you don’t want to lose vacuum boost to the brakes
I believe that the computer sensor has to recognize that brake is on to allow you to put it into park or neutral. When these cars get possessed the computer doesn’t recognize that the brake pedal is pressed so it doesn’t slow the car or allow it to go into neutral or park.
and turn the ignition OFF!
Ummmm..., don't do that while driving... or you'll be in a heap of trouble... LOL...
Why yes yes i do
Toyotas are usually bought as appliances by people who don’t care about driving. So when their driving appliance malfunctions, they are the least likely to know what to do about it.
That always worked good at around 3AM.
And why don’t the drivers stop depressing the gas pedal?
Not in Neutral
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