Out-of-Control Prius Stopped by Patrol Car

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I think this one was staged.

JasonBaily thinks this one is staged! I think he might be on to something here. Any rational man would know that Toyota would investigate this incident especially with all the bad press its getting.
I think there is a good possibility that Toyota set this up. Look they will mount a huge investigation looking at the car with a microscope. Then they'll come out with a statement of fraud and sic their crack legal team on the case and frame the guy as a fraud. Then it will turn out to be a former NITSA employee who works for Toyota!

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Hmmm, let's see. Step on the brake, put the emergency brake on, turn the car off. But that's just me. So far no problems with my Prius unless you consider 40+ mpg a problem.

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who did all of that....stepped on brakes, put emergency brakes on, turned ignition off, still her car went six more miles at 100 miles per hour.....

If a Prius traveling at 100 mph travels six miles, how much time has passed. Show your work.

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and the car was going 94 miles an hour

that's not enough time for an officer to respond...

How about taking it out of gear? I drive a stick and thus shift gears constantly, so perhaps this isn't an instinctive action for those who drive automatics, but I have not heard anyone say taking the car out of gear didn't fix the problem immediately.

This doesn't make sense.
If a car is "out of control", what difference would it make if they were being followed by police?

Are you saying that, after the patrol car turned on it's lights, suddenly the electronics and brakes in the "out of control" car sensed it and suddenly started working long enough for the driver to pull over when police commanded?

It's a frikin MIRACLE! Man, what sophisticated electronics! To somehow be able to scan a following car, then while careening "out of control" at a high rate of speed, to sense that a cop car is following with it's lights on, then suddenly return control to the driver so the driver can finally stop.

This sounds like either a load of BS or another Associated Press story written by the Government and Government Motors as propaganda to fool the stupid voters of America into believing in "Hope and Change".

WAIT! I HAVE A GREAT IDEA!
Everyone in Toledo should buy one of these wonder cars so Toledo Police can help balance the budget through traffic tickets to "out of control" speeding cars that can pull over on command!

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

....excitement. We pay to go to Cedar Point and we get this excitement for free? Oh, come on. You just got to look at this in the right light. Toyota should be marketing this in the right manner. "Your road to excitement--Toyota!!"

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I don't understand why you can't turn such a car off. There are four points of engagement here: Accelerator, Brake, Gear, and Switch. So the driver expects me to believe that the car is so poorly designed that even after (1) no acceleration, and (2) braking, and (3) taking it out of gear, and (4) turning the car off, that the car continued to run?

Maybe the guy just figured a way to get out of a speeding ticket?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

From GZ: There are four points of engagement here: Accelerator, Brake, Gear, and Switch.

The steering and brakes are controlled with a mechanical linkage. The accelerator pedal, gear shift and ignition switch are not. These three are routed through the computer system. Ergo, when some teenager is doing stupid fucking shit (SFS) with his mom's car, like, for instance, putting the car in neutral, revving the engine up to six grand and dumping the car into DRIVE!!! nothing happens except the engine continues to rev.

In this case the driver may not have thought to try putting the car into neutral, but even if he did he's not able to bypass the computer.

From LibsCanBlowMe: If a car is "out of control", what difference would it make if they were being followed by police?

Only a conservative would ask a question like that. On the offhand chance that you're not being rhetorical, I consulted a Moonbat I know.

Moonbat Lady: Well, the police are there. They'll help.
Jack: How will they do that?
Moonbat Lady: What do you mean, how?
Jack: They aren't in the car with this guy, so how can they help?
Moonbat Lady: Well can't they stop the car somehow?
Jack: I don't know. Can they?
Moonbat Lady: You're just trying to pick a fight with me again!
Jack: No, I -
Moonbat Lady: Stop twisting my words around! Stop blame shifting! Your problem is that your questions are too aggressive. The police are there and they'll help, and that's all. My sister Carol's brother-in-law knows a policeman, and he says they're trying to help.
Jack: I thought he was in the slammer. He's out now?

So there's your answer. See?

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Woman speeds out of control on her long, winding driveway in Westchester County NY. Car stopped after crashing into stone wall, floor mat not to blame per police.

http://bit.ly/cOsvbB

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