Drivers most likely at fault in Toyota car scare says Gov investigation

In a development that points to the underlying unreliability of human perception and memory, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has admitted that it has, so far, been unable to find any defects in the electronic throttle controls of Toyota cars.

The Japanese car manufacturer has been forced to recall almost 10 million vehicles after a series of incidents where cars appeared to accelerate unintentionally suggested a fatal design or manufacturing flaw. As the Financial Times reports, the NHTSA told a meeting convened by the National Research Council that several investigations have failed to find such defects. and most reported incidents of sudden, unintentional acceleration over the past 30 years are probably due to drivers hitting the wrong pedal and other errors.

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