Originally Posted by god
Hey OP: I don't think that anyone was actually flaming you. No need to get pissed over any of this. From my perspective, the general gist of it is that as a young driver, even if you're being responsible, a lack of overall experience driving may lead you more easily to react less than perfectly under certain stressful situations. I.e., see a hot girl on the sidewalk, run into the parked car ahead of you. Something gets snagged up, just hold on and try not to die (rather than turning the key to "off" and hitting the brakes). It doesn't mean that you're driving dangerously, just that you're inexperienced.
Reckless driving isn't the only reason why insurance is so expensive for kids. It does take experience to know exactly how to react in every situation, and that is something that builds up with time.... and yes, with close calls. In every close call where you don't die, you learn a little bit about how to deal with it better the next time, and the next time, you don't panic quite as much.
On top of all this, for all of us who are experienced, we ALL get to experience this weird situation.... the "this doesn't feel safe" experience, combined with the "it felt perfectly safe when I was 17" feeling -- doesn't necessarily mean that we TRY the experience, but that we think about it and realize that it wouldn't be a good idea. There are probably things that you do, that feel perfectly safe and within your ability to control, that aren't nearly as safe as you think they are. Things that, in 10-15 years, you WILL feel are reckless and dangerous. I don't mean this as an insult by any means... just that at this stage, you are PROGRAMMED to test your boundaries in order to determine your limits. Totally normal, and it will go away as your limitations are found.
thanks for the response. I've been thinking that it was my foot that got stuck, probably behind the brake pedal. But im not too sure. this afternoon, while sitting in the drivers seat, i messed with my gas and brake pedal (wiht the engine off of course) and i figured that my foot probably got stuck either behind the brake or i just had my foot at an awkward angle and couldnt move it over in time(if that makes sense). i didnt even think to kill the engine. i was just so worried i was going to wreck it bad again on the same side i had just got fixed ($3500 of damage, and paid outta pocket). back in April Alabama had deadly tornades (200+ killed) and i backed into a huge tree when i was hurrying home because the sirens were going off. all i was thinking about was "shit i just this truck repaired 2wks ago, this cant be happening). deff driver error.
But what do i need to do? I know the title is "gas pedal stuck" but it was driver error, should i still take it to toyota? or is that useless? I bought my truck at Texas Toyota last may(2010) and they had already done the callback(s).
And youre so right about looking at a hot girl and hitting a car lol. This morning i passed a guy i know who drives a 1st gen Taco and he just added a bull bar and HIDs and i looked at it as i drove past him(thinking "damn that looks good") and when i looked up i was about to rearend someone becasue the light turned yellow.