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Passenger operating handbrake in emergency ... how?

Rupert49 Mar 14, 2015

  1. Rupert49

    Rupert49 Registered User

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    My S3 has an electro-mechanical handbrake, i.e. no conventional handbrake lever.

    Having just watched a TV drama where the passenger, in a car whose driver had just passed out, grabbed the handbrake to bring the vehicle to some sort of a halt, my wife looked across to me and said: 'How would that work in your car?'

    Well people ... what's the answer?
     
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  3. Scott

    Scott Registered User

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    they'd pull the handbrake switch and the car would stop?
     
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    No linky to all the other threads?
     
  7. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User

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    And if you have Advanced Key, the passenger can also switch off the car, the button is on their side, just press and hold

    :lmfao:
     
  8. ChiYoung

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    if the car is moving and you apply the EPB the car will automatically apply the brakes on the 4 wheels.
    Still you have to keep pulling the switch, as a simple fast pull wont do pretty much nothing except a noise on the DIS.
     
  9. cuke2u

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    Of course the passenger has to know what all the buttons do in the first place. I would wager most would look down and think where is the ****** handbrake...
     
  10. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User

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    Might be easier for them to press the STOP button then ;)
     
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    Does that really work? I'd imagine the car locking up at speed would be a health and safety issue.
     
  16. steeve

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    Where does health come into it?
    And how's it any different than being able to turn a key to do the same thing?
    If it's really a safety issue then perhaps those people shouldn't be in the car at all.
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    It's amazing how many people pass out or die at the wheel. The bin lorry in Glasgow for example. I'm certain they all leave home feeling fine.
     
  17. Dtwm1

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    I was curious and tried this a while ago. The wheels don't lock up like a normal handbrake more like a very violent halt
     
  18. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User

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    Everyone should try this at least once
    From around 30mph

    So that they know what happens and what to expect if they ever have to use it for real.
     
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  19. ChiYoung

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    I tried it at 10 Km/h and still was a hell of a feeling
    Don't really wanna know unless its necessary at higher speeds.
     

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