Toyota Drivers Hit Accelerator And Not Brakes Says NHTSA

August 13, 2010

Oops. Seems the reports flooding in about rogue Toyotas accelerating out of control while drivers ‘stand on the brake pedal,’ could have been due to driver error. 35 out of 58 data recorders analyzed by the NHTSA show at the time of the crash the brake pedal was not depressed at all. This runs counter to the reports from drivers which say they were unable to stop their wildly accelerating Toyotas.

While the final NHTSA report has not yet been released, many news organizations speculate that Toyota may not be as much at fault for the crashes, but in several cases panicked drivers just hit the wrong pedal.

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