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Old March 20th, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Old March 20th, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BOBCAT110 View Post
Gas pedal getting stuck on a Rover? Sure, no problem there. But brakes failing at the exact same time? Sounds exactly like a classic case of driver error. It used to happen a lot before shift lock devices were made mandatory. state above...I would bet the brakes faded from him riding them to counteract the engine.

Totally agree that the driver was at fault as he should have been able to find a better way to deal with the mechanical failure.

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Old March 20th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Old March 21st, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Sad. The seatbelt thing has me puzzled tho. Maybe he had his phone in his pocket and took the seatbelt off to get to it?

I agree that the brakes were probably burnt from riding them and rendered useless.

But it goes with the dumbing down of America and it's vehicles. There should be more extensive testing to get a license including a run away/open throttle, fire, and skid/slide scenearios. And most importantly knowing how to operate a manual transmission. I bet there are a lot of the people that only know how to drive auto trannys don't know what the "N" means or what it does.
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