How to Control Car Acceleration

What will you do if your car accelerates uncontrollably? Some drivers have tried to turn off the ignition, but found that their steering wheels locked up, creating another hazard. And other drivers have been unable to figure out how to turn off cars with push-button ignitions.

The basics of what to do are:

Brake firmly. Do not pump the brakes.

Put the car into neutral. On most automatic transmissions, this means moving the selection lever one notch toward the Park position.

• Once the car is stopped, turn off the ignition.

Because many drivers may not be used to putting their cars in neutral, Consumer Reports recommended trying out the maneuver in a safe place — an empty parking lot, for instance.

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