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Old 08-16-2014, 10:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a brilliant idea.

How about Americans start using the parking brake. You know, the little pedal on the left side. I still haven't figured out why people never seem to use them, even if they are at the top of a steep mountain road.

I'm not saying all American's don't use them, but I have yet to see any that do, and I scanned my memory a good bit before writing this.

Obviously, a kid could pull the release handle... Keep the kid out of the driver's seat...

I know that with manual parking brakes, you can pull the handle up hard enough that one has to either be very strong to push the button, or very strong to pull up on the handle to easily push the release ratchet button.

Another option is wheel chocks. If I remember correctly, they have worked quite faithfully for several centuries... maybe millennia.
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