Car Talk Saves Lives?

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Staff Blog | Jul 24, 2019

A few weeks back we answered a question from someone who wondered what the passenger should do if the driver suddenly becomes incapacitated. It's scary to think about, but hey, we don't make up the questions, we just answer them! And this week, our advice actually paid off for a couple from Ohio.

From the Dayton Daily News:

The Vendelys were southbound on Interstate 75 on July 15 on the way to visit their grandsons when Don Vendely passed out behind the wheel while driving 70 mph.

Luckily, Ann Vendely had remembered what Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk said to do: grab the wheel and keep the car going straight, put the car in neutral and ease it to the side of the road while turning on the hazard lights.

Ann Vendely was able to move the car to the right side of the road and bring it to a stop, without needing to hit the brakes.

If you missed the column, you can read it here.

Here's Don with his story.


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