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I am helping a friend search for a short story she read 20+ years ago in junior high. It is about a car that gains a conscious mind and locks the owners in the vehicle and drives and drives and drives. The story is told from the view point of a gas station attendant who sees this car pass year after year.

Anyone know the name of this story?

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As suggested in this excellent answer by friday13 it seems like this story may be "Road Stop" (1963) by David Mason

It was like any other car on the road. It was automatic, self-contained - and eternal
Road Stop @ archive.org

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