Depressing News About Runaway Cars

All the evidence points to driver failure in most of the runaway car cases. Whenever investigators bother to look at the car’s on-board computer, they discover that most of the time the driver did not touch the brakes. Instead, drivers press the accelerator harder as they mistakenly believe they are pressing the brake. The brake override systems only work if someone actually presses the brake. So, like most of the rules coming out of Washington, this new requirement will increase costs with negligible benefits. Continue Reading →