August 6, 2010

Gas/Brake Pedal Confusion Solution in Sight?

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

(Thanks to Nicholas Ramfos of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments in Washington, D.C. for the heads-up.)

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