When you skim through news accounts of vehicle-into-building crashes, you'll notice that drivers in such accidents often confuse their gas and brake pedals. Japanese inventor Masuyuki Naruse wants auto makers to replace the two side-by-side pedals with just one pedal, writes New York Times reporter Hiroko Tabuchi.
Tabuchi's August 3, 2010 article is excellent and a quick read—well worth your time. Jump to it at nytimes.com.
(Thanks to Nicholas Ramfos of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Washington, D.C. for the heads-up.)