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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no insurance...bald tyres...cracked screen...no handbrake. Thankfully, the team spotted this accident waiting to happen and took it off the streets.
Witness Shaun Ashford said: "He slammed on his handbrake, the handbrake failed and he has gone back into the police car."
Aled Thomas, a forensic vehicle examiner, said the car's handbrake was not engaged when it was found, and said CCTV footage was consistent with it not being engaged at the time it began to roll down the slipway.
Steering wheels and handbrakes are among things stripped from cars after they were broken into in the village overnight.
The driver, who was still in training, failed to pull the handbrake down before leaving the bus, and later admitted to his mistake, the Sme daily wrote.
Adam, who had been unloading shopping out of the boot, was almost mown down by the Fiat before mum Lauren managed to grab the handbrake as he attempted to push against the car and stop himself being crushed.
An issue the developers faced was that a hydraulic handbrake would have required substantial modifications to the vehicle.
It only requires five to six pounds of pressure to operate, which is far less than a hydraulic handbrake, which would have required extensive modifications to the vehicle.
Earlier this year, popular Mac app (http://www.ibtimes.com/mac-malware-popular-mac-app-handbrake-compromised-malware-2536289) Handbrake was hijacked by attackers who created a corrupted installer that delivered malware to anyone who downloaded it.
"One said they'd put the handbrake on but it was an electronic one.
TWO detectives feared they would never see their children again as their police car skidded out of control when a man they were giving a lift to as a favour yanked on the handbrake.