Safe Driving Suggestions - A stuck gas pedal

Fortunately, this doesn't happen too often. But keeping these suggestions in mind may avoid a car wreck:

What to do if your gas pedal sticks

* Tap the gas pedal to try to unstick the throttle linkage.

* Hook your toe under the pedal to try and free it.

* Shift to neutral and apply firm pressure to the brakes without locking the wheels.

* Find a safe place to move the vehicle completely off the road.

* If your automobile has power steering or a locking steering wheel, do not turn off the ignition or you will lose either your power steering, or the ability to steer.

* Have your vehicle checked with a mechanic as soon as possible.

Sources: North Carolina Department of Transportation, sos.state.il.us