Just listend to this audio about a bloke whos BMW accelerator jammed - car was getting up to 135mph on the A1 - he had to drive on the hard shoulder for miles. He phoned the Police and they called out the helicopter etc.
He reckoned the car wouldn't go into neutral and the pedal was jammed to the floor. He also reckoned that the brakes were managing to slow him to about 70mph but were then smoking!!! he travelled about 60miles. He ended up crashing into a roundabout.
Never heard such bollocks in my life - when the woman reporter asked him why he didn't just turn the engine off he said it was because he would have lost all control including the power steering!!!
Now surely even with modern over the top electronics on BMWs you will still have steering with the engine switched off??? Unfortuantely it didn't say which BMW it was.
They even had a woman racing driver??? on who said he did all the right things - she said it wasn't a good idea to turn off the engine because you would have no power steering!!!
Has the world gone mad????