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Another case of a vehicle's brakes 'malfunctioning'

Old Dec 10th 2013, 8:43 pm
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Default Another case of a vehicle's brakes 'malfunctioning'

Fujairah police saved an Emirati female driver after her car brakes failed to deactivate the cruise control mechanism while she was travelling between Dubai and Fujairah at 140 kmph.

Several police vehicle surrounded her car to clear the way as she headed for Fujairah on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road before she was told to shift gear to “N” position.

The woman, identified as AMA, was then asked by the police through her mobile phone to keep pressing the brakes while maintaining the “N” gear.

“The car later stopped without any accident and the driver suffered no injuries,” police said in a statement.
Possible I guess, but is it likely....

How hard is it to figure out to shift into Neutral and pull/step-on the parking brake, does one really need to be instructed by the police to do this.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...12-10-1.530817
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Old Dec 11th 2013, 1:58 am
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Given the number of these that happen here, if it was anything other than user error there would have been a huge recall and repair by the manufacturers.
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I note that all of these reports are Emirati females. I wonder what 'training' or instruction they're being given on cruise control because they obviously have no idea on how it works.
On my Golf either touching the brake, or the accelerator or deselecting cruise control switches it off.
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
I note that all of these reports are Emirati females. I wonder what 'training' or instruction they're being given on cruise control because they obviously have no idea on how it works.
On my Golf either touching the brake, or the accelerator or deselecting cruise control switches it off.
does touching brake not override cruise control on every vehicle by design?
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does touching brake not override cruise control on every vehicle by design?
I would have thought so. But I wonder if these women are switching the cruise on accidentally and then are wondering why the car is maintaining speed when they're not touching the accelerator, PANIC!!!
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I would have thought so. But I wonder if these women are switching the cruise on accidentally and then are wondering why the car is maintaining speed when they're not touching the accelerator, PANIC!!!
i honestly believe that people like that shouldn't be allowed to drive
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i honestly believe that people like that shouldn't be allowed to pro-create
Edited to show what I think.
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i honestly believe that people like that shouldn't be allowed to drive
You are assuming that they have a license to do so.
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You are assuming that they have a license to do so.
good point, silly me
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Possible I guess, but is it likely....

How hard is it to figure out to shift into Neutral and pull/step-on the parking brake, does one really need to be instructed by the police to do this.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...12-10-1.530817
speeding and using mobile phone, wonder if she got fined ....
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I find it irresponsible that the paper does not point out that each of these cases happen to a segment not more than 5-10% of the driving population
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Default Re: Another case of a vehicle's brakes 'malfunctioning'

Originally Posted by Maxima View Post
I find it irresponsible that the paper does not point out that each of these cases happen to a segment not more than 5-10% of the driving population
I think that the fact they always mention "Emirati Woman" is suffice.
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speeding and using mobile phone, wonder if she got fined ....
In one of the older threads on said issue, someone suggested that this may be a case of an Emirati with wasta speeding and when caught they and police concoct this excuse. This allows the Police to save face and look like competent helpers. This ofcourse assumes other people were affected/witnessed it.

It just seems kinda odd how soo many Police catch up to the speeding vehicle.
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Originally Posted by shiva View Post
does touching brake not override cruise control on every vehicle by design?
Yes.....but in our old car, once you let go, it would kick back in. Same for the accelerator.

Still, what kind of idiot wouldn't slap the car into neutral.
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Yes.....but in our old car, once you let go, it would kick back in. Same for the accelerator.

Still, what kind of idiot wouldn't slap the car into neutral.
An Arab kind of idiot.
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