Hey, I got one of those. I took it off the sedan when I first got it because I preferred the lever.
I think you missed this on the Forum, Mike:
I hereby propose a new law:
The throttles on all cars shall be hand-controlled, and foot accelerators removed.
Think about it:
The safety-critical engine control should be readily visible to the driver, and safely away from the brake pedal, to reduce confusion.
Foot feeds only came about less than a hundred years ago, because of those nasty sliding gear transmissions that require a hand to operate. Automatic and planetary transmissions free up the hand for doing the natural thing, controlling engine power, which is much more precise than a foot you maybe can't see.
The hand throttle is near enough to the driver's primary field of view and focus to be safer than a foot feed hidden in the bowels by the feet.
Boots, dropped items, etc., sometimes get in the way of the pedals, with bad results. Removing the foot feed improves safety in that way, too.
The Model T Ford, the Car of the (20th) Century, sets the pace for safety in the 21st century.
How's that for genius?
This was later picked up and published by "Skinned Knuckles."
Ralph, re-read my post. I took the foot feed off my sedan and it's in the shop on the shelf. I took it off because Model T's are much more fun when it's done the way Old Hank Ford wanted us too.
Oh wait, I reread your post and missed something. You don't have to re-read my post.
This is the first time I've seen the new law. It seems reasonable to me and I can't argue the safety issue. Especially when you consider the fact you can't see your feet.
Ralph I went to the link but it was long enough to where I skimmed a little bit and didn't want to do anymore than that. I did find that you and Royce have been carrying on some form of debate off and on for years. I also recall the Toyota electronic vs mechanical footfeed debacle where a carload of people got scrunched.