Accelerator jam car hits 135mph
A motorist drives for 60 miles at speeds of 135mph after the accelerator on
his BMW car jams.
If the driver had turned the engine off, surly that would have
slowed down the car.
Allegedly, he thought doing so would disable the vehicle's power
Funny how he broke down in tears though, beer belly, bleached blond
hair, ear-ring, BMW driver, I bet he used to be a proper Jack-The-Lad
at his local pub.
These young boys certainly are in touch with their feminine side these
I had an auto gearbox Cavalier once where the auto choke jammed on
resulting in very high revs, not 135 mph I admit but, pulled to side of
road, engaged neutral, switched off engine, called garage, problem
Michael Swift We do not regard Englishmen as foreigners.
Kirkheaton We look on them only as rather mad Norwegians.
OK, no Brits should get mad at this because it's just a reaction to seeing
this guy's picture and that's all. There was a (serious) news story some
decades back about how Soviet scientists had conducted a careful study and
found that Russians were the most beautiful people of all the worlds nations
and the English were, eh, shall we say, at the other end of the spectrum.
(And no, I am neither.)
Interesting study. I also heard a funny story once about British sailors.
Apparently, they owe their success to ugly British woman they were running
away from all over the world :-)
NHF to anyone from "THE island", but the statement is not far from true from
what I remember being there 11 years ago
Regardin stuck accelerator jams; I'm having hard time to believe that there
was no way to slow down and stop the car for 60 miles of highway...
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That's a chance I would have willingly taken - find a nice straightish
section of hard shoulder (of which there are several on that stretch of
road) and go for it. Well worth the risk in my opinion...
And what of the brake pedal?
Having said all that though, the fact that he hit Blyth roundabout
rather than mysteriously regaining control just before it suggests that
this was a genuine problem...
Have they announced what model of BMW it was? My mother drives a 316TI,
with all the "Fly by wire" circuitry. As a computer programmer myself, I
don't like the idea of my foot not being physically connected to the
Either turn off the engine (not a good idea to turn it so far that you
lock the steering) or clutch in and select N. Engine will go to the red
line and make a lot of noise. Better than crashing though.
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