handbrake


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handbrake

1. a brake operated by a hand lever
2. the lever that operates the handbrake
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Mr Gallacher said he did not apply the handbrake during the crash.
It's either the driver's fault for leaving the handbrake off, or the car manufacturer's fault if the handbrake failed.
The accident happened near Bardon Mill in Northumberland, on the A69 - the same road where popular officer PC Joe Carroll was killed when a drunken prisoner pulled on the handbrake.
A handbrake normally needs six 'clicks' to engage - accident investigators found the Northumbria Police vehicle's handbrake had been yanked so hard it reached 17.
They said in a statement: "In extreme circumstances, the handbrake problem could mean that the handbrake could release if it received a vigorous jolt, such as the slamming of a car door.
Neil, a 46-year-old company director, took the car back to Asgard Volvo in Wolverhampton, and asked them to pay for the damage to both vehicles and fix the handbrake.
Vauxhall is recalling more than 200,000 Vectra cars because of a handbrake fault.
The prosecution have alleged Dwyer failed to apply suffi-cient force to the handbrake before it cient force to the handbrake before it rolled down a steep hill.
A BOY of seven blamed himself for his dad being crushed to death by the family car after believing he knocked the handbrake off.
AMANannoyedatbeingheld by police got his revenge by releasing the handbrake of their Land Rover.
A DRIVER doing handbrake turns on a residential road has been warned his car could be seized if he does it again.
The officer broke hard but the defendant tried to grab the steering wheel and pulled on the handbrake.