Didn’t We Already Resolve The “Unintended Acceleration” Meme?

I thought we had come to the conclusion that nearly every case of “unintended acceleration” was not at all a technical malfunction, but actually user error? From the Audi 5000 right through to the Toyotas of 2010?

Is this legislation designed to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist?

Federal regulators want brake override systems in all cars – Los Angeles Times: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposes a requirement that automakers include a brake-throttle override system in all their cars and light trucks to prevent sudden acceleration.

WASHINGTON — More than 21/2 years after the fatal crash of a Lexus in suburban San Diego led to the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles, federal regulators are taking their most significant step to prevent future vehicles from accelerating out of control.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration formally proposed a requirement Thursday that automakers include a brake-throttle override system in all their passenger cars and light trucks to help drivers regain control when a vehicle accelerates suddenly.

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  • Joe_Miller

    That’s what they get paid to do. The EPA pays a couple of thousand people every day to come up with ways to make stuff cleaner. The Dept of Education pays people to develop new ways to teach stuff (I’m guessing). I don’t know what the hell they do all day at the Dept of Energy, but I’m sure it’s not about finding any. And as long as those departments exist, they’ll be a steady supply of stupid crap coming out of them.

    I am all for the Dept of the Interior, though. I think everything should be inside.

    • http://pretenseofknowledge.com/ speedmaster

       LOL, you got two quotes-of-the-day!  :-)

      >> “I don’t know what the hell they do all day at the Dept of Energy, but I’m sure it’s not about finding any.”

      and

      >> “I am all for the Dept of the Interior, though. I think everything should be inside.”

      • Joe_Miller

         Thank you most humbly, sir.