Thoglette wrote:human909 wrote:Most industrial machinery have specific training regarding the processes in which to respond to an emergency, often this would for example be an emergency stop.
I've also experienced uncontrolled acceleration. The car was a manual so taking it out of gear wasn't just easy but very instinctual. (Though it should also be instinctual in an automatic.)
What surprises me is no-one in these situations ever, ever thinks of turning the ignition off.
Probably can't do it in half of today's cars but actual mechanical failure is so rare it's newsworthy.
Even just applying the brakes hard should slow the speed significantly in most modern cars, albeit only temporarily.