Auto Insurance AUTO

Auto insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident.

Read More
Homeowners Insurance HOMEOWNERS

A standard policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it.

Read More
Flood Insurance FLOOD

Typical homeowners policies exclude flood damage. Get coverage now.

Read More
Earthquake Insurance EARTHQUAKE

Earthquake claims are best covered with a standalone policy.

Read More
Business Insurance BUSINESS

Discover the perfect insurance options to meet your specific and unique needs.

Read More
Life & Health Insurance LIFE & HEALTH

Learn about different health coverage options that fit your needs.

Read More

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Doug Berman

Dear Tom and Ray:

For as long as I can remember, my dad has known the answer to everything practical; he's not the guy to talk to about matters of the heart, but for anything else he remains my go-to guy -- with one exception. I can recall sitting between my parents in the relative safety of the front seat of our Vega, quizzing my dad about car stuff and asking a question that has remained unanswered for 35 years now: What happens if you press the brake and the accelerator at the same time? When I asked him, he said, "Well, it wouldn't be good, I can tell you that," and wouldn't elaborate.

Throughout the years, I have asked him again, and asked my male friends, boyfriends and even the jerk I was married to the same question, only to be told variations on the same theme: "Well, I don't know, but it wouldn't be good." Fast-forward to the present. A couple of weeks ago my 13-year-old daughter asked me what would happen if the brake and accelerator were pressed at the same time, and I had to confess my ignorance. However, I did promise her that this cycle of ignorance would end with her. Being a very bright child, she suggested that I ask you guys, and so I am doing just that: Would you please tell me (bearing in mind that it wouldn't be good) what would happen if I stepped on the gas and brake simultaneously? We thank you in advance. -- Anthea and Rachel Miller

TOM: Well, it wouldn't be good, I can tell you that!

RAY: Actually, we do it all the time in the garage. If you plant your foot on the brake hard enough and then step on the gas, you are mimicking ........  Read entire article:  http://www.cartalk.com/content/columns/Archive/2011/March/01.html

Get a free no obligation auto insurance quote today!  Contact Us at (800) 807-6871. 
Posted 12:29 PM  View Comments

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Facebook
RSS
Pinterest
Google+
© Copyright. All rights reserved.
Powered by Insurance Website Builder