hear me utter "Oops, I popped the
trunk lid by mistake!", or mutter other,
when I go the gas station to get gas for my car.
The picture shows the controls to release the gas
cap and trunk lid on my car. The controls are located
between the driver's seat and the door and are easy
to reach, but not as easy to see. So I usually reach
down and pull the release by feel. Both
gas cap and trunk lid releases are operated by pulling up.
The trunk lid is much easier to pop because it has
a bigger knob and it is on the edge of the structure.
So I sometimes accidently
pop the trunk lid instead of the gas cap.
controls would make inadvertant opening of
the trunk lid
less likely. The greater the separation,
the less the likely it would be to accidently
pop the trunk lid.