Hi all. I’m at Maccas again. The Mrs is still in bed. It’s 6.45 am as I write this, though I’ll set it to appear in a few hours (just for those who were wondering if I’m dragging my wife to Maccas all the time to do some blogging).
Anyway, on to more serious matters. Some of you will remember the tragic accident that happened a few months ago in Scotland when a toddler was killed after his brother started the car and the car rolled over him.
The toddler’s name was Iain Goodwill, and his father, Mark, has left a comment on the site overnight:
I am the father of our wee son killed in this accident.
Firstly, thank you for your comments. I am currently pursuing all manufacturers supplying cars into the UK market to try and get them to include a safety switch so this can not happen and your comments are helpful. I had not realised that there was a switch on the clutch pedal, in additon to the brake. Or that this was a legal requirement in other markets e.g the USA.
Finally, the keys were NOT left in the ignition. They were on a high hook in the kitchen. They are now locked in a secure key box. How many people do this??
I want to thank Mark for visiting and once again, you have the sympathy of everyone who visits here. I can’t imagine going through what you’ve been through and can only hope that time will heal.
Perhaps the other thing that can come from this is some action from Saab. I contacted Saab Sweden after the initial reports when we found that a clutch override swith is standard in the US but it seems it’s not so anywhere else. Saab were awaiting police reports on the incident
Upon receiving this email, I think it’s high time to follow up on this.