Happy Feet

By Anonymous - 12/10/2019 00:01

Today, an old lady rear ended my car the light. Her explanation was, "It's a new car, and when I take my foot off the break, it just rolls forward all on its own! I don't know what's wrong with it!" FML
I agree, your life sucks 1 680
You deserved it 92

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I agree your life sucks, but I also think if she was driving the same car previously for 10-20 years and the previous car didn't have the 'creeping' thing most cars had/have, she may really not used to it. Over the several cars I've owned, the movement with no petals pushed varied in speed and power depending on the age and type of vehicle. Most Automatic cars have it, your transmission is built with it. But some used to not to have it!

Sara Niemantsverdriet 10

All the comments on here make me question why people are taking their foot off the brake when they're stopped anyway, automatic or not, unless their cars have an auto- function... Even if the road looks flat there's still often a slight incline that means you could roll. and if someone rear-ends you, if you've got your foot on the brake you might not hit the car in front of you...

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I agree your life sucks, but I also think if she was driving the same car previously for 10-20 years and the previous car didn't have the 'creeping' thing most cars had/have, she may really not used to it. Over the several cars I've owned, the movement with no petals pushed varied in speed and power depending on the age and type of vehicle. Most Automatic cars have it, your transmission is built with it. But some used to not to have it!

still not a valid excuse am insurance company would buy.

the large majority of cars have it. it's hard to believe that she'd never even heard of the concept before. even if that were the case she knew her car did that and in manuals youre supposed to hold the break in traffic anyway so her excuse is nowhere near valid.

Well no shit, but she's old and dumb. I'm giving an explanation why it may have happened, not to out her blame.

That was the second hardest thing about switching to an automatic for me. Have definitely almost hit people. (actual hardest was resisting the urge to stomp on the parking brake when coming to a complete stop)

you use a parking break when stopping in traffic ? odd choice

The parking brake in my new car is where the clutch was in my old one. If you've never driven a manual transmission, the clutch is the pedal you push in when you stop or change gears.

ahhh I see. well luckily they feel different at least

And this is why old people shouldn’t be allowed to drive. Even if she’s not “used to it”, you think after realizing it does that, she’d keep her foot on the brake and not take it off.

Sara Niemantsverdriet 10

All the comments on here make me question why people are taking their foot off the brake when they're stopped anyway, automatic or not, unless their cars have an auto- function... Even if the road looks flat there's still often a slight incline that means you could roll. and if someone rear-ends you, if you've got your foot on the brake you might not hit the car in front of you...

I'm going to throw out a situation where she obviously uses the brakes to slow down to a stop, but has been able to lift her foot before with no problem in her previous car. Now she has to get used to it. If she took it off to reach and grab something? Obviously you're not suppose to take your foot off the brake, and my comments above I'm not abolishing her from the blame. When you drive for so long you get in a routine of what you're used to. The woman is incompetent.