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03-09-10, 09:15 AM #1
CHP Officer helps runaway Prius glide to a safe stopEL CAJON, Calif. – A California Highway Patrol officer helped slow a runaway Toyota Prius from 94 mph to a safe stop on Monday after the car's accelerator became stuck on a San Diego County freeway, the CHP said.
Prius driver James Sikes called 911 about 1:30 p.m. after accelerating to pass another vehicle on Interstate 8 near La Posta and finding that he could not control his car, the CHP said.
Prius with stuck accelerator glides to safe stop - Yahoo! News
03-09-10, 10:52 AM #2
Way to go!
03-09-10, 11:30 AM #3
Lucky he had an earth pollluting ford v8 to save the guy from his "green" prius'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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03-09-10, 01:21 PM #4SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
03-11-10, 10:38 PM #5
Hmm, looks like he might be using the Toyota recall to his own benefit...
Did Bankrupt Runaway Prius Driver Fake "Unintended Acceleration?" - Toyota Recall - JalopnikAlpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
03-12-10, 02:07 AM #6
- Gasspedalen satt fast i 176 km/t - VG Nett om Bil og trafikk (sorry, Norwegian only)
It happened again. In Norway this time. The driver said he put the car into the guard rails to slow it down (pics on the link). What I find interesting is that his Prius made it to 176km/h (109 mph)!Alpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
03-12-10, 02:36 AM #7
Could you translate the highlights? Any of the car behaviors different than what we've heard here? Good thinking on the part of this driver.
I don't believe the story as Sikes is telling it.
03-12-10, 01:36 PM #8
Lagniappe's Lair: The Toyota Prius...Darwin's answer to effeminate girly-men.
I'm getting sick of hearing about the Prius drivers who can't figure out how to stop their cars when those cars allegedly suddenly speed up for no reason. It may be happening due to a defect, it may not. But whether it does or doesn't, seriously--how stupid do you have to be to not think to just shift the car into neutral or turn the damned thing off?
It's really not that hard. Just move the gear selector or turn the key. Problem solved.
I suspect that most people who have this run-away car thing happen to them do just that and we don't see them in the news for days. But let it happen to just one functional retard, drama queen or lawsuit-seeking opportunist and press conferences are called and the alleged "victim" cries and tells the world how scared and powerless he/she felt.
These people need to just take a deep breath and have a nice glass of "shut the fuck up."
I don't need to read or hear about people who can't solve simple problems. I'm betting these fools regularly lock their keys in their convertibles and then get upset when it rains and they can't get in to put the top up. These are the kind of people who spend hours stuck on stalled escalators.
I remember when something bad like this happened to me when I was driving many years ago. Only I wasn't driving a sissy-faggy Prius. I was driving a six-ton M35a2 ex-military truck that I was looking to buy back when I used to buy such things, and as my luck would have it, the air-pak blew out on this one just as I was starting to descend a long grade with a lot of curves in the mountains of North Carolina. Instantly I lost the brakes and the truck began picking up speed. I tried to downshift but I missed the gear and wound up stuck in neutral, unable to get the transmission into any gear at all. And the big truck kept picking up speed.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.
I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones
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03-12-10, 04:28 PM #9
VERY crude translation here, courtesy of Google:
Google TranslateAlpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
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