Originally Posted by JSBriggs
I think it had something to do with UK/EU pedestrian safety standards.
EU pedestrian standards is the right answer. Thats why you don't get ARB type bumpers over there any more
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.
I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.