A colleague recently sent me this important and informative video from Consumer Reports, which discusses what to do and what not to do if your car suddenly accelerates beyond control.
This is a timely topic given the recent news about Toyota's mechanical problems, but this video is meant for drivers of ALL CARS, regardless of make or model.
This is something that I have shared with my family and friends, and I encourage you all do do the same. The video is short, and hopefully this is information you'll never have to use. But in the unlikely chance that it does, you'll know the simple steps to regain control of your automobile.
I have worked on many cases in Arizona in which a vehicle defect caused a serious accident. I can tell you from firsthand experience that many of those victims--and yes, their attorneys--wished that they had the ability to prevent or mitigate their accident.
After all, the best type of accident is the one that never occurs.
I wish you all safe travels and cautious driving, and, if this helps someone, just one person, then it has served its purpose. As other important safety tips evolve, I will be sure to share them with you.