Consumers also may want to reconsider parking their recalled Toyotas until repairs have been made. “Replacing driving by walking really increases the risk of dying,” Fischbeck said. “Walking a mile is 19 times or 1,900 percent more dangerous than driving a mile in a recalled Toyota. Driving while using a cell phone would increase risk much more than the chance of having a stuck accelerator.”

I’m of the opinion that this whole thing is being blown way out of proportion. There may well be some problem, but I think that user error is at least partially to blame.

Another interesting read is this Washington Examiner OpEd: Theodore H. Frank: I am not afraid of my Toyota Prius.

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