Sudden Acceleration

The other day we drove to Jimmy’s, a hot-dog restaurant. Cheri turned into a parking spot. Suddenly instead of slowing down, the Jeep or Cheri accelerated. The Jeep ran into a planter made of bricks. Cheri said that she must not have moved her foot to the brake.

Cheri went into her what-have-I-done-now mode, alternating with the I-am-an-old-lady mode.

Because I wasn’t driving, the acceleration didn’t seem sensible. Maybe did she did accelerate by hitting the gas pedal harder. However I may have seen too many news reports of vehicles accelerating automatically. I wonder whether Cheri accelerated or the Jeep automatically accelerated.


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