By stardustveins - United States - San Francisco
Today, I was waiting in the McDonald's drive-thru and listening to some music. I was tapping my non-driving foot to the song when I accidentally tapped the wrong foot and rear ended the cop car in front of me. Whoops. FML
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  katachristic  |  19

why was this thumbed down? it's the intelligent thing to do. I'll never understand why automatics don't shift into neutral when your speed is zero and you're not accelerating. stick shifts won't even allow you to stop in gear.

  demonpuppeh  |  10

When stopping a manual your foot should be on the clutch until you reach a full stop and make sure that the gearshift is in neutral, then you take your foot off the clutch. However, you can leave the car in any gear while your foot is on the clutch while at a stop and the car is considered in gear, not in neutral, which means you can stop a manual in gear. Automatics don't switch into neutral because any movement makes the transmission spin which causes the transmission to overheat, damaging it. That's why it's bad to put an automatic into neutral while coasting. OP should have put the car into park instead.


#52 - still a problem with that statement.. she hit the accelerator so even if it doesn't allow you to move unless you accelerate? you have to accelerate to move either way.

By  mutukrp  |  11

but how!?! your non-driving foot is expected to hold clutch (unless you are not on neutral already) and the wrong foot just cannot be used to move the car... just how!?!

  Dthsapprntc  |  23

OP probably drives an automatic, like most people in the US. No clutch on those, and if you are in drive just taking your foot off the brake will make the car roll forward.

  individual00  |  14

11 is from UK. Here the vast majority of cars are manual not automatic. Having said that, I understood straight away from reading the FML that OP must have been driving an automatic.