Brake Pedal vs Accelerator

Brake Pedal vs Accelerator

Are the brake pedal and the accelerator that easy to get mixed up? Hell no! I hear you say and I agree but it seems that about once a month I read a small news story in the newspaper about a motorist making this very mistake usually with damaging results.  It’s often a little old lady who should of hung up her driving gloves year’s ago and as she pulls into a carpark in the middle of the day, goes for the brake and instead floors her Toyota Starlet right through the front window of a shop. Bringing an exciting end to her strictly 50kph driving career.

I just can’t really understand it, how could you forget which pedal is which in the 2 seconds between taking your foot from the accelerator and wanting to put it on the brake? Perhaps it’s some sort of Goldfish memory syndrome. Regardless, it goes pretty wrong and when you are in an over-sized obnoxious 4WD it can go really wrong.

The clip below was taken from a gym carpark where someone clearly had a brake pedal-accelerator-brain-explosion and ended up playing monster truck on top of some innocent parked cars. My favourite part is the not so quick getaway after the crime.

Check it out below and remember your pedals and more importantly watch out for those who don’t.

Are the brake pedal and the accelerator that easy to get mixed up? Hell no! I hear you say and I agree but it seems that about once a month I read a small news story in the newspaper about a motorist making this very mistake usually with damaging results.  It’s often a little old lady who should of hung up her driving gloves year’s ago and as she pulls into a carpark in the middle of the day, goes for the brake and instead floors her Toyota Starlet right through the front window of a shop. Bringing an exciting end to her strictly 50kph driving career.

I just can’t really understand it, how could you forget which pedal is which in the 2 seconds between taking your foot from the accelerator and wanting to put it on the brake? Perhaps it’s some sort of Goldfish memory syndrome. Regardless, it goes pretty wrong and when you are in an over-sized obnoxious 4WD it can go really wrong.

The clip below was taken from a gym carpark where someone clearly had a brake pedal-accelerator-brain-explosion and ended up playing monster truck on top of some innocent parked cars. My favourite part is the not so quick getaway after the crime.

Check it out below and remember your pedals and more importantly watch out for those who don’t.

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