30,000+ people died in car accidents last year. Feel free to post a
breakdown by car manufacturer if you think Toyota is killing people.
Otherwise, your focus on these particular 54 vs. the hundreds/thousands of
others that died due to steering problems, airbag failures, poor crash
protection, inability to operate the vehicle, blind spots, etc... seems a
bit agenda based.
When my 1980 Corolla throttle stuck open my wife, who is not
mechanically inclined at all, managed to control it and get it to a
stop - then shut it off with the throttle wide open in neutral. Id
dieselled like crazy, and the catalytic converter flashed white hot,
burning the floormats and console out of it before she got the
ignition back on, the car into drive with her foot hard on the brake,
and then shut it off again.
Garden hose saved the car from total destruction
That would be good to get a copy of. Then also rate it to how many sold
so it is a probability of death index. Bet it would raise some eyebrows
This was obviously a OJ like situation. The driver could have:
- slammed the brakes on hard, brakes have more braking than engines have
- stuck it in neutral.
- turned it off.
Or any combination of above.
More likely the idiot was speeding and is using it as an excuse. Get
some TV time.
Politicians don't provide anything, the tax payers do.
There are a lot of drivers and passengers killed every year in
automobile accidents. That is very sad. Drunk drivers kill a lot of
people. Road conidtions are factors in fatal accidents, Excessive
speed causes wrecks that kill people. Weather is a factor, as well.
However, none of the above reasons I stated can be attributed to
Toyota's lack of concern of safety.
Any of the above reasons I listed, Toyota could NOT have any control
BUT, the 54 people who died due to Toyota's lack of safety concerns
can be pinned right on Toyota, the "King of Quality"!
These guys have major issues to deal with.
This is assuming there WAS a safety problem involved with all 54
Even if it was only 24, it is too many - but even if it WAS 54, likely
at least 50 could have been prevented if drivers knew how to drive .
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