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I never quite understand these reports when the driver can (apparently) do nothing about stopping the car.

If I was about to get mangled in a runaway - it'd go into neutral (manual or auto), to hell with over-revving the engine and on the first straight bit of road the key would get turned off - just short of locking the steering!

It did happen to me once - in of all things a 289 Cobra - throttle stuck on full - and believe me that IS scary, but only for a few seconds until you kill the ignition and or neutral the car.

Why do these people carry on mile after mile?

Perhaps I'm missing something?

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