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General Chat Thread, How do you stop a car with a jammed accelerator? in General; Originally Posted by CHR1S I passed in a manual and now drive my auto fine. Exception to the rule? or ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    I passed in a manual and now drive my auto fine. Exception to the rule? or was that just your opinion too? hehe
    hehe I probably should clarify that to say people who passed in a manual and changed to an auto without fully appreciating the changes to their driving style which are required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    hehe I probably should clarify that to say people who passed in a manual and changed to an auto without fully appreciating the changes to their driving style which are required.
    I must say for quite a while I went to change gear like a manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster View Post
    I just dig my heels into the ground. But then again, I am Fred Flinstone.
    If you are going 70mph or more if you are speeding ( does that equate to 2 broken legs ) ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    If you are going 70mph or more if you are speeding ( does that equate to 2 broken legs ) ??
    Ner, Can only go as fast as my/my passangers feet will take us, dont be fooled by how fast the scenery goes by, top speed is about 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capncrunch View Post
    Well this happened more than a couple of times to me in my mini (a real mini) due to issues with the throttle cable sticking and then a couple more times because the butterfly in my weber carburettor got stuck open. And I don't agree with that BBC article where it sais


    That is the very first thing you SHOULD do. Providing there is time and it is safe to do so, try hooking the pedal back up with your feet or give the pedal a quick jab or "blip" to help free it. Obviously if you are 10m away from a T Junction then just press the clutch and jump on the brakes.

    As for turning the engine off, it is perfectly safe aslong as you know what you are doing, most cars have more than one key position. If you turn the key all the way off then yes you will apply the steering lock, but normally one turn back is the "accessory position" and this will not enable the steering lock but turn off the ignition.
    It's actually worrying but I too had a (real) mini and had the same problems... The hook technique worked like a charm every time though....

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    So because of these few numpties who have no idea what to do in the event of throttle pedal failure, how long until the European nanny state imposes some sort of ugly kill switch on the dashboards of our nice cars?

    Yes I know motorcycles have had these buttons since forever, but if it wasn't for their disgraceful riding behaviour they probably wouldn't need them.

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