Re: [SystemSafety] Yet another supposedly-runaway car

From: Martyn Thomas < >
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:40:57 +0000

> On 3/7/13 6:44 PM, michael.ellims_at_xxxxxx

>>
>> Peter wrote: “turn off the ignition" or "force it out of gear / force
>> the automatic-shift lever into "Park".
>>
>> NEVER put a moving vehicle with an automatic transmission into
>> Park!!!! This will lock the rear wheels as P engages the transmission
>> lock. At speed this will result in the vehicle spinning. This is also
>> probably impossible as you would have to go though Reverse to get
>> there which would do the same thing – the gearshift is called a PRNDL
>> for a reason ;-)

How about Neutral? Would that stop the engine fighting the brakes and make it much easier to stop? Would some limiter stop the engine over-revving and doing damage?

Martyn



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