The New York Daily News reports today on another driver who happened to mistake the accelerator for the brakes, thereby hitting several other vehicles, both moving and parked. Once again, no charges were filed. I am thankful that no one was injured.
Now, I don't desire harsh punishment for this hapless, "elderly woman", but a driver should be in control at all times; anything else is unacceptable. If one is unable to distinguish between accelerator and brake pedals, one has no business driving. Some sort of official licensing re-evaluation should be put in place for drivers involved in accidents of this type.