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About 20 years ago I was doing auto safety research related to an auto safety-braking device my brother had recently patented in the U.S.A.. One thing we discovered, is that some states instruct drivers...
I had a crash in October 2009, when I was parking my automatic medium size estate car. As I engaged reverse, and pressed the throttle pedal, the car took off like a rocket. At that point I could not remove...
Regarding your article on unintentional acceleration of automatics, the early Lexus LS400 was very prone to this problem where the accelerator pedal would suddenly floor itself and the car would be unstoppable...
Your recent mention of “unintentional acceleration” of automatics, reminds me of a gravestone epitaph my brother claims to have seen on the rocks at the base of Niagara Falls in Canada (just below the...
I am intrigued by your support for using both feet when driving an automatic. I have tried it and while finding it very strange am sure that in time, like most things, it would become natural. What interests...
With regards to your reply to W.B. on August 15th, I have been driving for 50 years and am now in my mid-seventies. I have never fancied an automatic, partly because you warn older people off them. However,...
I have successfully completed the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) driving course, which, considering that it is almost 40 yrs since I passed my driving test, was a great opportunity to refresh my...
I would like to endorse you advice in using automatics. In the 1960s I took over my father's automatic Jag, having just sold a manual Mk2. I quickly worked out that two feet was the way to drive it. Later...
I quote from the IAM handbook - "Advanced Driving - the essential guide" in which and I quote, from page 46: "As a rule, left foot braking is best avoided, it is a tricky technique that's best left to...
 

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