- Turn the engine off.
- Put the car in neutral.
Solution 2 will destroy your engine, but not you. A benefit of a manual transmission is that it is easy. In fact, just push the clutch in. I'm not sure if it's always possible with an automatic. I know on my mom's accord there is a locking mechanism to keep you from putting it in reverse when you're moving forward, but I don't think it applies to neutral. It seems low-tech cars are the way to go. One reason to stick with my 1998 Civic.