April 13, 2012
THEY THINK YOU’RE REALLY STUPID: NHTSA wants Brake-Throttle Override systems added to official Safety Standards. “The hope is that the systems will curb instances of unintended acceleration.” Somewhere, P.J. O’Rourke is smiling.
If you haven’t read his “Protectors Of A Blameless Citizenry,” from A Parliament of Whores, you should. I assign that chapter as the very first reading in my Administrative Law class.