According to Reuters, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told drivers of recalled Toyotas to stop driving their cars. OMG! EVERYONE PANIC! UPDATE! EVERYONE DON'T PANIC!

"We need to fix the problem and not have people have to put it in neutral. If you own one, I say stop driving. Return it now," LaHood told reporters. If this is a new policy from DOT or just LaHood mouthing off is unclear.

UPDATE: Yeah, as expected, LaHood is backtracking from his statement. What he meant to say was: take the car in immediately if you think there's a problem.

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