Well, it wasn't actually the drivers fault eith if I recall. It wasn't his car, it was a rental or a loaner. Still baffles me how a CHP person couldnt stop the vehicle somehow, but of course I wasn't there. Maybe there were no barriers to scrape against, maybe he just went blank. Maybe BECAUSE it was a rental he was hesitant to damage the vehicle to stop it. Who knows?Do you think people made these accusations because of the way the economy is now? Honestly, this was THE DUMBEST thing to happen to Toyota and they don't deserve it. Sorry, but as much as I do feel sorry for the people that died in the Lexus after the gas pedal was caught under the floor mat, I gotta say that I'm really confused as to how this is Toyota's fault. If he had after-market mats there and he has the gas pedal so far to the floor that it actually gets caught UNDERNEATH the floor mat, and he CAN'T reach down to pull them off the pedal, how does this equate to Toyota's fault? It seems like either just carelessness or just a lot of bad luck happening all at once...
Obama got involved because our government had to protect its stake in "Government Motors". They wanted to drive sales to GM :devil:I love it. Finally a well written article portraying unbiased facts.
I still don't know why Obama stuck his foot in the door saying, "there must be more to this than just floor mats." After which, it's like Michael Buffer was lowered a mic and Toyota faced the wave of complaints. The nightly news stations blowing everything 100x out of proportion every evening at 6:30 didn't help calm a nation of worriers looking for a new scapegoat.
You don't have to be a super-fast thinker. They had time to call 911 and hold a conversation.minus the law suits I still believe toyota is at fault for SOME OF THE ACCIDENTS then you have other folks who tried to or thought they could make a quick buck by going along with bandwagon. You always have the bad seed in apples, but you have the good seeds also. What happened to the officer is tragic thats for damn sure no matter who you guys blame the driver or toyota he is DEAD we need to respect that. Sometimes people cant act under pressure and thats what happened with 2 floor mats stuck under your foot.....not everyone is super fast thinkers with fast reflexed like all TS.com members.....I would of just jammed it into neutral personally.