Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast.
The driver's reflexes have absolutely nothing to do with it. It's just that some cars respond quicker than others when the driver says go.
All else being equal, when the light turns green, the car
with the better reflexes wins. At least for the first foot or so.
Typically, a stick will have better reflexes at the go sign, because it takes quite a large number of microseconds for the brakes to actually release their death grip.
I'm only mentioning this by way of pointing out that reflexes differ from vehicle to vehicle, and that's just one example.
And that's an excellent point but I still say 0 should mean 0. Yes 0-60 or whatever isn't really that important to some people but if they are going to publish it it should be right (ie when the car goes from a dead stop)