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2018-02-13 08:41:46 AM  
Talk about. . .
*puts on shades*
Putting the brakes on a relationship.


EEEEYYYYAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-02-13 08:49:52 AM  
Thanks for the stock photo of what a handbrake looks like, for the young people who have never seen a car with anything but a button that doesn't do anything obvious and nobody presses anyway.

arrested the next day on charges of ... risking a catastrophe

The law prohibits "catastrophe by explosion, fire, flood, avalanche, collapse of building, release of poison gas, radioactive material or other harmful or destructive force or substance, or by any other means of causing potentially widespread injury or damage." I guess to that list we can add, "causing a car crash if police don't like you."
 
2018-02-13 08:55:46 AM  

ZAZ: Thanks for the stock photo of what a handbrake looks like, for the young people who have never seen a car with anything but a button that doesn't do anything obvious and nobody presses anyway.

arrested the next day on charges of ... risking a catastrophe

The law prohibits "catastrophe by explosion, fire, flood, avalanche, collapse of building, release of poison gas, radioactive material or other harmful or destructive force or substance, or by any other means of causing potentially widespread injury or damage." I guess to that list we can add, "causing a car crash if police don't like you."


Intentionally causing a car crash that could have affected multiple vehicles then fleeing the scene.  Yeah, it's totally because the police don't like him.
 
2018-02-13 09:07:04 AM  
"Joline, 23, of Delta, was arrested the next day on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, risking a catastrophe and reckless endangerment"

Is that a thing?

BRB, going to have all my exes arrested.
 
2018-02-13 09:08:54 AM  
The locking brakes immediately threw the car into a skid. It rolled over and hit a bank.

Wells Fargo? Citibank? Or like a local place that gives 2% interest harvest loans to farmers? What are we talking about here? How angry should I be?
 
2018-02-13 09:09:52 AM  
Was the car a rental?  If so, that's how you get your money's worth for the extra insurance.
 
2018-02-13 09:12:16 AM  
Best idea:  Pull over and resolve the argument on the side of the road.  Distracted, angry driving is poor driving.
 
2018-02-13 09:14:06 AM  
Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?
 
2018-02-13 09:14:56 AM  
"If you want to cause an emergency, pull".
 
2018-02-13 09:18:30 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


I think it causes a different effect that if you had it engaged while getting up to speed, by suddenly locking the rear wheels.
 
2018-02-13 09:19:51 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.
 
2018-02-13 09:20:16 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


See, the benefit of this article is that we already know the answer...
 
2018-02-13 09:24:16 AM  
Hopefully she's okay, and that she realizes she's dodged a bullet by getting this guy out of her life.
 
2018-02-13 09:25:43 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


You ever see those really cool stunt driving things where cars make impossibly tight turns?  That's sometimes caused by using the emergency break at high speeds.  I knew a lady who would do that rather regularly, steer with the emergency break.

Which is all well and good if you're doing it yourself or if you anticipate it's happening or if you have experience doing that, when your passenger just springs it on you and you're only 18 and don't have much driving experience, well...you gonna roll.
 
2018-02-13 09:26:26 AM  

AngryDragon: "Joline, 23, of Delta, was arrested the next day on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, risking a catastrophe and reckless endangerment"

Is that a thing?

BRB, going to have all my exes arrested.


Didn't you risk a catastrophe by poking crazy?

/self reported
 
2018-02-13 09:27:14 AM  
I guess he's not The One...
 
2018-02-13 09:27:34 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


Not if you're going in a straight line.  One of my brothers used to do it to me all the time, although usually only on wet roads so it didn't chew up the tires.

It sure won't, by itself, cause a car to flip.  There needs to be something else involved, like, say, sliding off the road and over a bank.
 
2018-02-13 09:30:01 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: It sure won't, by itself, cause a car to flip.  There needs to be something else involved, like, say, sliding off the road and over a bank.


When asked why a bank, he replied "because that's where the money is."
 
2018-02-13 09:31:46 AM  
Well, that's one way.
Didn't we recently gave a story of a guy who stepped out of the car during the argument...while it was still moving on the highway?
 
2018-02-13 09:36:11 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


"Which doesn't say much for me, but it also doesn't say much for the 'Emergency Brake'! I think they should call it the 'make the car smell funny lever'!

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2018-02-13 09:39:46 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.


Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .
 
2018-02-13 09:39:51 AM  
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Problem solved.

/old school is the best school.
 
2018-02-13 09:41:40 AM  

ZAZ: Thanks for the stock photo of what a handbrake looks like, for the young people who have never seen a car with anything but a button that doesn't do anything obvious and nobody presses anyway.

arrested the next day on charges of ... risking a catastrophe

The law prohibits "catastrophe by explosion, fire, flood, avalanche, collapse of building, release of poison gas, radioactive material or other harmful or destructive force or substance, or by any other means of causing potentially widespread injury or damage." I guess to that list we can add, "causing a car crash if police don't like you."


That is written broadly enpugh to encompass flipping a car over for no good damned reason.

"...release of poison gas, radioactive material or other harmful or destructive force or substance, or by any other means of causing potentially widespread injury or damage."

Now the argument can be made that he wasn't risking widespread injury, as he and his gf were the only victims.

But a car flying sideways through the air is absolutely a "destructive force" capable of "causing potentially widespread [...] damage."  And there is a distinct risk that one or more fluids in the car (gasoline, antifreeze, etc.) could be "released", and either can be considered "destructive substances".

However, I kind of doubt this comes up in typical accidents, even extreme ones.  This is the kind of shiat that I assume would be reserved for daredevil bullshiat like driving on the wrong side of the highway, farking up e-brake turns, or hollerin dixie, tryna jump snake river gulch while outrunnin the lawman in yer 69 charger.
 
2018-02-13 09:41:40 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Not if you're going in a straight line.  One of my brothers used to do it to me all the time, although usually only on wet roads so it didn't chew up the tires.

It sure won't, by itself, cause a car to flip.  There needs to be something else involved, like, say, sliding off the road and over a bank.


Or the car going sidways  once the loose back end starts to rotate and driver panics /jacknifes the wheel.
 
2018-02-13 09:43:18 AM  

fuzzybacchus: NotThatGuyAgain: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Not if you're going in a straight line.  One of my brothers used to do it to me all the time, although usually only on wet roads so it didn't chew up the tires.

It sure won't, by itself, cause a car to flip.  There needs to be something else involved, like, say, sliding off the road and over a bank.

Or the car going sidways  once the loose back end starts to rotate and driver panics /jacknifes the wheel.


Road could also have been curving causing immediate overseer since the wheel was not in a straight/neutral position.
 
2018-02-13 09:43:41 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


Locks the rear wheels up.  Your car is now a sled.
 
2018-02-13 09:44:01 AM  

fuzzybacchus: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.

Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .


This is this most technical response to a fart joke I've ever read.
 
2018-02-13 09:45:21 AM  
You mean the parking brake?
 
2018-02-13 09:46:04 AM  

Ambivalence: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

You ever see those really cool stunt driving things where cars make impossibly tight turns?  That's sometimes caused by using the emergency break at high speeds.  I knew a lady who would do that rather regularly, steer with the emergency break.

Which is all well and good if you're doing it yourself or if you anticipate it's happening or if you have experience doing that, when your passenger just springs it on you and you're only 18 and don't have much driving experience, well...you gonna roll.


Depends on the car.  I am like... 98.5% certain that it is IMPOSSIBLE to flip a 1995 3-door honda civic si.
 
2018-02-13 09:47:25 AM  
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2018-02-13 09:48:02 AM  

Resident Muslim: Well, that's one way.
Didn't we recently gave a story of a guy who stepped out of the car during the argument...while it was still moving on the highway?


There's a recent movie or tv show where the daughter in a mother/daughter argument jumps out of the moving car.  First scene, I believe.

/haven't seen
//just heard about it on NPR
 
2018-02-13 09:49:24 AM  
....I've thought about doing just the same before....
 
2018-02-13 09:50:00 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: fuzzybacchus: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.

Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .

This is this most technical response to a fart joke I've ever read.


And only just now am I realizing that your post was a fart joke.

Probably means it could use some work, but in hindsight... Well done.
 
2018-02-13 09:51:13 AM  
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2018-02-13 09:51:30 AM  

BeesNuts: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: fuzzybacchus: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.

Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .

This is this most technical response to a fart joke I've ever read.

And only just now am I realizing that your post was a fart joke.

Probably means it could use some work, but in hindsight... Well done.


Yeah I missed the joke too....  I was thinking burning rubber.
 
2018-02-13 09:55:16 AM  

fuzzybacchus: BeesNuts: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: fuzzybacchus: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.

Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .

This is this most technical response to a fart joke I've ever read.

And only just now am I realizing that your post was a fart joke.

Probably means it could use some work, but in hindsight... Well done.

Yeah I missed the joke too....  I was thinking burning rubber.


Same here. Was it supposed to allude to pulling a finger?
 
2018-02-13 10:00:33 AM  

BeesNuts: Depends on the car. I am like... 98.5% certain that it is IMPOSSIBLE to flip a 1995 3-door honda civic si.


That's oddly specific.  I gather you've tried?
 
2018-02-13 10:01:06 AM  
More likely jerking the steering wheel to the side while flailing at the parking break handle caused her to loose control.
 
2018-02-13 10:05:06 AM  

fuzzybacchus: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.

Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .


It'll happen with rear drive, cars have more whoa than go.

ABS was originally introduced as R(rear)ABS to keep vehicles from going ass first in a panic stop.  If you've ever locked up the back end of a pickup truck, it's a puckering experience.
 
2018-02-13 10:06:31 AM  

BeesNuts: Ambivalence: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

You ever see those really cool stunt driving things where cars make impossibly tight turns?  That's sometimes caused by using the emergency break at high speeds.  I knew a lady who would do that rather regularly, steer with the emergency break.

Which is all well and good if you're doing it yourself or if you anticipate it's happening or if you have experience doing that, when your passenger just springs it on you and you're only 18 and don't have much driving experience, well...you gonna roll.

Depends on the car.  I am like... 98.5% certain that it is IMPOSSIBLE to flip a 1995 3-door honda civic si.


Until you slide it into the bank (berm, curb, shoulder, whatever your locale calls it).  The sudden stop is the biatch.
 
2018-02-13 10:07:00 AM  
What I get out of this is the guy is a cowardly sack of shiat. He caused the accident and left her trapped in the car.
 
2018-02-13 10:07:08 AM  

Nurglitch: You mean the parking brake?


Thanks you beat me to it. The modern parking brake is not an emergency brake and works nothing like they once did. In cars with all disc brakes the emergency brake is a set of little brake shoes that mount inside the rear brake rotor disc.

It is meant to stop the car from rolling while at a standstill.
 
2018-02-13 10:07:50 AM  
Huh, when we get into an argument I tend to just speed up. Eventually he notices we're going 95 and not slowing down as I close the distance on the semi in front of us. Usually gets him to shut up, if not outright apologize.
 
2018-02-13 10:08:25 AM  
Is there a psychological term for having a thought like , driving down a road and thinking I could swerve into this 18 wheeler , or when standing on a cliff the thought to jump , but you only think it and never come close to acting it out- I have had the thought to just pull the E brake.  Just those crazy arse thoughts you dismiss after a second of entertaining it.
 
2018-02-13 10:09:15 AM  

Tim Tebow: fuzzybacchus: BeesNuts: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: fuzzybacchus: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.

Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .

This is this most technical response to a fart joke I've ever read.

And only just now am I realizing that your post was a fart joke.

Probably means it could use some work, but in hindsight... Well done.

Yeah I missed the joke too....  I was thinking burning rubber.

Same here. Was it supposed to allude to pulling a finger?


You see, he was talking about the brake causing a bad smell and then I said something about the "gas" pedal because, you see, farts are .....oh never mind.
 
2018-02-13 10:10:57 AM  

Thingster: fuzzybacchus: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?

Yeah, which is weird because you'd expect that be more of a gas pedal thing.

Probably front wheel drive, so hand brake locks rear wheels (no engine to keep them spinning), driver panics and starts braking but the loose back end swings around due to decreased traction.

With a rear drive car this wouldn't happen as the engine would prevent the brakes from locking .

It'll happen with rear drive, cars have more whoa than go.

ABS was originally introduced as R(rear)ABS to keep vehicles from going ass first in a panic stop.  If you've ever locked up the back end of a pickup truck, it's a puckering experience.


I have pulled the handbrake in my rear drive car with engine in gear.  Engine torque  > braking force.   If both rear wheels lock either engine is out of gear or engine is stalled (Or something really shiatty is happening to the differential). I know what you are describing with pickup trucks but I assume that for both wheels to lock engine needs to be out of gear (I guess an automatic does it for you). I was thinking of a scenario that the foot stays on the gas (and also didn't consider automatic transmissions).
 
2018-02-13 10:19:47 AM  

This text is now purple: Would pulling the handbrake do anything at highway speeds, besides causing a bad smell?


Had an assignment of a bf do it once while driving MY car at about 100mph. Didn't do squat but slow us down a little.

/ymmv
 
2018-02-13 10:20:18 AM  
*ass - wtf, phone?
 
2018-02-13 10:22:40 AM  

Radioactive Ass: [farm7.static.flickr.com image 640x378]

Problem solved.

/old school is the best school.


So many pedals. What kind of piano is that?
 
2018-02-13 10:23:59 AM  
seeing the PennLive link, i was prepared to read about my former girlfriend pulling the e-brake... she is the only woman to ever hit me.  while driving she started hitting and KICKING me... i got a hiking boot to the face at 35mph and she tossed her car into park.  then blamed me for killing the transmission.
 
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