There were some other cars in past had pedal locations that made that too easy. Might be same for Toyotas.
I've noticed something that worries me about my wife's Buick. Since I'm driving it right now till the instrument cluster comes back repaired, (wife driving my van) I've noticed the Cruise Control doesn't reset to "OFF" between crankups. My Dodge Grand Caravan does, which is what I think all vehicles could do. The danger is if the last setting was about 70 mph and someone gets in the next day, not realize the Cruise control is still active and accidentally hits the Resume key. Of course if it surges on a takeoff in attempt to resume that speed while you are going 35 mph down the road, a quick hit to brakes will stop it, but I can see where it might contribute to an accident. It's amazing to me the Cruise Control doesn't completely reset to off between crank ups.
for a lot of people.
"The U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of data recorders from Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles involved in accidents blamed on sudden acceleration and found that the throttles were wide open and the brakes weren't engaged at the time of the crash, people familiar with the findings said".
Translation:People slam the gas to the floor instead of the brakes and blame the car for the crash?