While the e-brake may not lock up the tires, there would be obvious signs of being applied at high speed - damage to the drum, brake lining, etc.One thing he says doesn't make sense to me. He states that the mini-drum emergency brake would lock-up the rear wheels, causing the tires to have a flat "sanded down" spot on them. I can *accelerate* with those little things engaged, and they fade away very quickly. I've never engaged them at high speed, but I'm pretty sure it's just going to be a slight drag, and only last a short distance. Real drum brakes can lock up the wheels... but those things can't hardly lock up at a dead stop. I don't know what happened with the lady, but his retro-analysis is pretty weak.
Great post as others have said and points sent but I disagree with the "implied" facts that if something can't be found wrong then nothing is wrong mentality. We have a member on here named Frankenstein that has on video and, I think, 4 weeks of dealer time trying to figure out why his engine stalls and then revs up and quits and even though it has sent codes during repeated test the dealer learned nothing from them. Now, they think they may have found the problem but not sure yet. So, while there is no doubt in my mind that all the low end scum bag vultures (usually attorneys) opportunist will come out by the thousands I still don't discount this issue totally simply because the manufactures typically ignore issues on a large scale simply from a bottom line perspective unless there is just simply overwhelming proof or a death. Same mentality our city takes when people complain that an intersection is dangerous they quote traffic studies and all kinds of physical quantifiable evidence as to why the city does not need a light for safety and why you the tax payer are wrong and then when someone innocent gets killed then all the people who complained said "we told you so" and they hide behind paid studies to back up their position. For the most part though, I do agree with the articles position on finding the facts and using that to guide this issue instead of the F-up media. Just a thought?
Wait a minute, what exactly is NEW about this article other than the date it was written? The facts have been there since the lady pulled on that onramp, then stopped 6 miles later, then called an attorney trying to get a buck, and then lied to congress under oath. I say lied because she did. The more you tell a lie to other people, the more you believe that that lie is actually truth.Wow, that just bring new light on the subject. Thanks for posting the article