Skip to comments.Don't Forget The Parking Brake
Posted on 04/06/2014 7:24:24 AM PDT by navysealdad
What a way to start your day. This video was recorded on home surveillance camera. There was damage to the vehicle side door, side panel, rear door, the driver is safe.
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I know FedEX uses automatic trans trucks so must not have gotten all the way into park.
I almost had that happen to me a few days ago. I drive a vehicle with a manual transmission and left the car in gear when I pulled up to a gas pump with a slight incline. Even though the ignition was turned off, my car started to roll forward as I was swiping my card at the pump. Fortunately the incline was slight and I was able to run around the car and set the parking brake.
A man lived not far away got killed
by a tractor rolling away and run over trying
to get it stopped.
This guy was lucky,truck not hurt and alive.
At the office building one day, a car slipped out of gear totally and went backwards, I just happened to witness it. There was damage but could have been a lot more. The car was originally parked on a slight incline. I don’t know why it happened in that case. What a pain in the neck if that happened to one personally.
If you have a dog that travels with you, you should definitely get in the habit of using the parking brake.
The driver was lucky that the open door caught the tree so that the truck’s path was altered just enough to miss that house!
So that’s why UPS trucks don’t make left turns. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3141405/posts
My daughter’s best friend parked her new car with a standard on the hill my daughter lives on. (You see where this is going.) Fortunately, she had head in parking, so when the car rolled, it did a looping turn, ran over the curb and came to rest on a soft grassy rise, no harm, except to the landscape.
When I park there, I put the car in neutral, engage the parking brake, take my foot off the break pedal to ensure that it is engaged, and then put it in neutral. (My wife doesn’t drive standard, so I have automatic.)
A long time ago I stopped and exited my car in a parking lot to give directions to a friend that was following in the car behind me. I quickly realized that I didn’t put the transmission in park. Fortunately, I was able to get back and hit the brake before anything bad happened.
For me, the most interesting part about the video was watching how the dogs in the yard reacted. “Those silly humans” must have been racing through their doggie minds.
Being retired in south Louisiana and going fishing every week, I could write a book on what I have seen at the various boat launches: trucks and boat trailers rolling back into the bayous, canals and bays.
I think you meant you put it in park after heh.
That’s a good idea for auto transmission, it takes the strain off the transmission.
Used to have a boat slip in a big dock. My slip and those next to me faced the take-out ramp area about 40 yards away by water. When the storms came into the area the view my slip neighbors and I had was like the stupid videos on TV.
Boats launched with the drain plug out. Boats coming onto trailers with the crash test dummies skippering. It was endless stupidity.
We even dived in once thinking a kid was going to drown due to this action.
I meant park, and I am taking the load off the parking paw, which engages the flywheel. The transmission can easily handle the component of the weight downhill (else how’d you get there?).
I meant that if you just put your vehicle in park on a hill, when the vehicle “settles” it will rest on transmission. Then when you go to leave, you’ll get that clunk when you pull it out of park. Engaging park brake on hills will eliminate that and that’s what I thought you were talking about heh.
You’re right, my bad.
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