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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby GoStumpy » Nov 21st, 2012, 11:35 pm

Is it just me, or is this not the first 2010+ Camry to have this happen???

Are their pedals EXTRA confusing???

UNBELIEVABLY FRIGHTENING THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DRIVING ON THE SAME ROAD I AM!!!!!

Sorry, but SERIOUSLY! What kind of half-brained excuse is "I got the pedals mixed up"??? YEAH RIGHT!!!! :skyisfalling: :skyisfalling:
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby fall » Nov 21st, 2012, 11:40 pm

Driving your vehichle into a building probably wouldnt be considered an accident that would be on the list and isnt part of it. Was there a specific catagory about ages of people who mistake the gas pedal for the brake pedal such as the case here.And then we have the people who may or may not be seniors that mistake reverse for drive and plow into something that way to!!
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby GoStumpy » Nov 21st, 2012, 11:43 pm

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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby fall » Nov 21st, 2012, 11:48 pm

GoStumpy wrote:Is it just me, or is this not the first 2010+ Camry to have this happen???

Are their pedals EXTRA confusing???

UNBELIEVABLY FRIGHTENING THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DRIVING ON THE SAME ROAD I AM!!!!!

Sorry, but SERIOUSLY! What kind of half-brained excuse is "I got the pedals mixed up"??? YEAH RIGHT!!!! :skyisfalling: :skyisfalling:

A camry, if that doesnt say senior all over it I dont know what does. Did it have the BCAA sticker on the window and the tissue paper box in the back window to? What do they do pull over and get out to get a tissue from the back window area when they have to blow their shnauze, never really got that one.
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby fall » Nov 21st, 2012, 11:50 pm

Nothing against seniors driving either but I just think that you should be fit to drive for the safety of others .
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby kgcayenne » Nov 22nd, 2012, 11:02 am

Check out the front page; another building hit, Skogies on Underhill.
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby GoStumpy » Nov 22nd, 2012, 11:11 am

SCARY, there's a reason I won't walk in front of a car when someone is starting it up :eyeballspin:
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby my5cents » Nov 22nd, 2012, 12:46 pm

zzontar wrote:It doesn't matter if you mix your meds therefore mixing up your pedals. Even though this person's driving was impaired by something, there will be no charge or loss of license for it. BUT if this same person was driving fine and blew .06 at a checkstop then crap would hit the fan. This is again why they need a roadside test involving reflexes, vision, etc. for impairment of ALL sorts to get IMPAIRED drivers off the road.


I continue to point out that for regular traffic offences, that COULD cause an accident, we accumulate points which comes to the attention of the OSMV. Ultimately too many traffic offences and bye bye license.

BUT if you are involved in a collision, unless the police get involved and they are doing less and less traffic accident investigation, you can have numerous collisions and nobody cares. Accident are not reviewed by the OSMV.

So, do something illegal that MIGHT cause an accident and you are under the microscope. Actually HAVE several accidents, no scrutiny.
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby gordon_as » Nov 23rd, 2012, 11:19 am

http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/83652/P ... jumps-curb

Another one ? Why does the writer call something this common Bizarre ?
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby WhatThe » Nov 23rd, 2012, 1:55 pm

What makes any of you be all and end all "great" drivers think that your time isnt coming? You'll be old one day.
You get into a vehicle you risk your life. It's that simple. All I see is a bunch of finger pointing and whining in this thread, get over it, there's inherent risks operating a vehicle

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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby sobrohusfat » Nov 24th, 2012, 9:21 am

WhatThe wrote:
To err is human...


...to ram innocent buildings is zombie
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby Bsuds » Nov 24th, 2012, 9:29 am

WhatThe wrote:What makes any of you be all and end all "great" drivers think that your time isnt coming? You'll be old one day.
You get into a vehicle you risk your life. It's that simple. All I see is a bunch of finger pointing and whining in this thread, get over it, there's inherent risks operating a vehicle

To err is human


The problem is that to drive when not physically and or mentally competent puts everyone at risk.

That's not a good thing!
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby Smurf » Nov 24th, 2012, 12:40 pm

A person who confuses their pedals should not be driving. A person who confuses their pedals and drives as far as this person did probably shouldn't be out on their own.

Has anyone seen anything yet about the age of the driver. I assume like most that it was a senior but have seen nothing to actually confirm that.
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby my5cents » Nov 24th, 2012, 2:24 pm

I recall in the late '80s early '90's a senior drove through the wall of a bingo parlor. May have been the one at the Blue Heights, I forget.

Anyway a few months later the same guy got confused and was driving on the Coquihalla, except it wasn't finished yet and yup hit an earth mover or something and D E A D.

I remember thinking, "What the heck is wrong with the authorities, that they let this guy continue to drive after making the mistake of driving through the side a building".

When something such as this occurs, how about a IRP for any type of impaired driver until they can be fully examined.

Great system, we have a driver that has a BAC of 50 and is prohibited, not now, but right now. But someone forgets which pedal is "Go" and which one is "Stop" and the authorities pat him on the head and let him continue.. Hello ?,,, Hello ? anyone out there ??????

And for the cops out there, I know you have a proceedure, send a letter to the OSMV etc, and you follow those rules. I'm critical of you for following the proceedure. I'm saying the proceedure is wrong.
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Re: Do your pedals confuse you?

Postby coffeeFreak » Nov 24th, 2012, 4:06 pm

My pedals don't confuse me, but not accounting for the change in footwear this time of year can liven up a person's driving experience. Last night I pulled into my parking spot and my car did a little jump as the side of my winter boot (wider than my shoe) hit the gas at the same time I was braking...
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