atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1745: Different take on the runaway Lexus story

Driver was a policeman with specialized training.

I discussed this in this post.

Problem #1: apparently the brakes were smoking and virtually aflame. The driver had applied the brakes and the engine simply overpowered them; this is the first time I have ever heard of this sort of thing happening.

Problem #2, and this is a biggie: the vehicle could not be shifted out of drive while it was moving.

That is a bad, bad, idea, Toyota.

Problem #3: the vehicle had a keyless ignition and could not be shut off.

That is also a bad, bad idea.

So: from here it looks like the crash occurred because the vehicle would not let the driver act to prevent the runaway condition.

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So Hollywood liberals are outraged that an alleged rapist has been arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl. They think Roman Polanski should be given a pass for raping a girl.

I am not surprised by this. Eve Ensler thinks pedophilic date-rape is okay when a lesbian does it, if The Vagina Monologues is any guide.

Michelle Malkin on the issue.

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Very important bit on racism from Mark Steyn. "If you want to win [elections], look at whom the Democrats and their media chums are so frantic to destroy: That's the better guide to what they're really worried about."

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As for me, I'm still massively depressed.

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