Kill Switch - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Kill Switch

March 23, 2011


A loooong time ago, Associate Editor Mike Magrath asked what to link the aux switches in our Raptor to. Machine guns, rockets, the imagination could run wild with it.

But I think I have the needed option to add to our Raptor:

A cell phone kill switch. The kind that would zap the cars in your immediate vicinity and render them useless. I'm not a violent man, I wouldn't to rig up a Ma Deuce to the switches. I just want to get home safely and peacefully.

In the last few days, I have been nearly side swiped, t-boned, and rear ended by people texting and or talking on their cell phones while driving. It hit my peak frustration last night with a dude driving down the 405. I thought he was an old drunk by the way he was driving very slow, randomly hitting his brake, and wandering from side to side in his lane.

By the time I was able to get beside him, I glanced over to see that it was a guy texting with BOTH HANDS while driving with his knees. He mouth was agape like a moron and he never, and I mean never, looked up at the traffic in front of him.

As I safely moved pass him I flicked the switch a couple of times, hoping that my imaginary electromagnetic pulse generator would kick to life. Just one little zap, that's all I want for Christmas. Maybe next Christmas.

Scott Jacobs, Sr. Mgr. Photography

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