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Old 13th March 2006, 15:26   #16
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Hey Guyz

If i am at 130mph, throttle stuck, then brakes fail.

I would jump out of the car & leave the car for the insurance people.



Keeping in mind no one else gets injured.

Coz we can buy cars but not LIFE
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Old 13th March 2006, 16:42   #17
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Couldn't he press the clutch? Or it was also jammed?
There was no mention of the clutch in the news! Was it auto?
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Old 13th March 2006, 17:07   #18
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I would jump out of the car & leave the car for the insurance people.


Coz we can buy cars but not LIFE
Yes yes... and do you think you gonna survive the impact of bailing outta the car at that speed bro?!

Godspeed.

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Old 13th March 2006, 17:37   #19
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If i am at 130mph, throttle stuck, then brakes fail.

I would jump out of the car & leave the car for the insurance people.
I don't think even Jackie chan would jump out of a car at 130mph...
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Old 13th March 2006, 17:53   #20
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Is this a second incident...
Way back when I was a school kid, I had read a similar story from America. A nursing student stuck in a similar situation, and finally, she drove for 3 hours only to crash into a cadillac. but survived. I read in one of the old Reader's digest magazine, Drama in real life, a column for real stories.

really long!!
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Old 15th March 2006, 18:17   #21
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ever thought what you would do when your brakes fail or when your accelarator jams when you are travelling at high speed as it happened for this guy? this happened in UK where this guy in BMW got a struck accelerator when he was driving at 130mph. he had to travel another 60 miles in that high speed car before rolling down in a roundabout. cops were following his car and they have not issued a ticket (good cops, this wont happen in india as they wont come to know about this incident till its shown on tv!)

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Threads merged

Thanks for finding the link "bigman"

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Old 15th March 2006, 23:53   #23
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Try to shift gears, pull the hand brake, switch off the engine...if i get all that time. Oh and, pray to GOD!!
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Old 16th March 2006, 03:17   #24
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right.
in india, a brake-failure case even at 100kmph can kill you in no time.
yeah i agree with you.. because 90% chances are you will hit an auto rickshaw.. if the accident wont kill you the public around will as they will not think of asking the person what the hell happened.. they will start to point out to rash and negligent driving... and then beat the remaining life out of you..
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WELL, TRY THIS...
Stephen Mead, assistant chief examiner at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, says:
DO NOT

Put your foot underneath the accelerator pedal and try to lift it up. You could lose control of the vehicle

Brake. It will not help as the accelerator will still be jammed on

Pull key out of ignition — the steering will lock

Try to use handbrake. “The rear wheels are likely to lock and then it’s goodnight Vienna”
"Stephen Mead, assistant chief examiner" forgot to say any thing about a thing we call CLUTCH, or that BMW did'nt have any.

Well i love my ZEN even more now because it does not lock the steering when i turn of ignition. i think steering lock is 2 step (key moves) away.

any wayz it must have been a ride of life time. BTW would any of you have played linkin park drag song if you got stuck like this....lol just kiddin

Once the accelerator of my old kinitic jmmmed at 40Km/hr on a rough street. well i was scared n in shock. My 1st action was to apply breaks, they dont work. Then i turned of the ignition n applied the breaks and smiled happily
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"Stephen Mead, assistant chief examiner" forgot to say any thing about a thing we call CLUTCH,
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Once the accelerator of my old kinitic jmmmed at 40Km/hr. Then i turned of the ignition n applied the breaks and smiled happily
Why didnt you just use the clutch????



Exactly the same with the BMW in question. I think it was an automatic and hence no mention of the clutch!

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the guys 'box was jammed.. as for him turnin off the ignition i guess well jus have to ask the genius himself!! wierd...
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Why didnt you just use the clutch????
There's no clutch in kinetic....
I think what amit did was the best option in a kini with throttle jammed....
Amit : u could have used your shoes to brake too....Ooops u are a barefoot driver right????
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There's no clutch in kinetic....
I think what amit did was the best option in a kini with throttle jammed....
Amit : u could have used your shoes to brake too....Ooops u are a barefoot driver right????
Burning the clutch sounds fine...but burning ur feet
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Burning the clutch sounds fine...but burning ur feet
Should think of every possible option to save yourself.....although your mind wont work that way while experiencing such a situation........It will be panic all the way....
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