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Dec 2, 2019, 09:12 PM
 
The parking surface is most definitely sloped, and it’s extremely obvious when you’re on it.

I use my parking brake (lever or button-operated) as a matter of course, but I am particularly attentive to using a parking brake on any uneven surface. This is one of those places that I would (and have) set the brake before even putting the transmission in Park. Because of this kind of potential problem.

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Dec 2, 2019, 09:34 PM
 
Got it. It looks relatively level there.

I’m sure it’s a good idea to use it every time, but Chicago is really flat. It’s pretty common for people to only use it on a slope.

I also always do it in park (with my foot on the normal brake). Is that wrong?
     
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Dec 3, 2019, 09:32 AM
 
With an automatic transmission, the park pawl is designed to hold the full load of the car. For the car to break the pawl and roll would be almost unheard of.

If you're applying the ebrake after you've put in in park but before you've let off the real brake, then the ebrake is holding the car's weight. That's fine.

The only useful scenario I can see is if you're on a really steep slope and you've let the car rest on the park pawl, it might be a little clunkier when it first shifts out of park.

The only time I bother using the ebrake on an automatic car is when I'm jacking it up or servicing it. Between the park pawl and the brake-to-shift lockout, it's not going to pop out of park. The manual car gets the ebrake every time, though. There's nothing stopping it from randomly popping out of gear (or having a kid playing around pop it out of gear). But even then, the ebrake cables are likely to fail and break before the transmission gets into such a state that it would fall out of gear.
     
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Dec 3, 2019, 03:45 PM
 
Thank you!

Also,

     
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Dec 3, 2019, 04:47 PM
 
he got up and walked that right off.
     
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Dec 3, 2019, 04:57 PM
 
I feel like it’s a “perfect storm” situation. He was presumably in riot gear, the truck looks like it was already braking, he got hit by something relatively flat, and lastly, it doesn’t look like he saw it coming, so he wouldn’t have tensed up.

That momentum though...
     
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Dec 4, 2019, 12:05 AM
 
Was that video taken in Chile?
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Dec 4, 2019, 12:39 AM
 
I don’t know.

Looks like Spanish on the signs so I was assuming Venezuela or Bolivia.


Edit: woops! I read “China” and not “Chile”.
     
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Dec 4, 2019, 11:33 AM
 
Did it make national news our police superintendent was found drunk and asleep in his car?

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Dec 4, 2019, 02:58 PM
 
Even better, it made international news. I read about it on The Guardian, a UK paper (with US edition).

Also that he's been fired. Too bad it wasn't for the off-books Homan Square facility.
     
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Dec 5, 2019, 02:50 AM
 
I don’t think he’s been fired, just demoted. Firing a cop is an involved process. IIUC, his side piece, who he was seen making-out with that night, was also demoted.

Edit: he officially retired last night.

My cynical view is rolling heads over Homan would likely make it worse.
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Dec 5, 2019, 03:59 PM
 


The vertical horizontal video is bonus woops.
     
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Dec 5, 2019, 05:19 PM
 
oopsie! Is cop making a left turn or trying to block the crazy speeder?
     
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Dec 5, 2019, 05:29 PM
 
I was in a line of cars cruising along some 2-lane Indiana state road once. The line of cars were approaching a section of the road that was both a hill crest and a left-hand bend. In other words, a very blind corner.

All of a sudden, the guy behind me jumps into the oncoming lane right before the road becomes a no-passing zone, and proceeds to pass me and the other three cars ahead of me. He got around the last car right at the crest of the left-bend hill, and ducked quick back into the lane, just as a motorhome in the oncoming lane broached the hill. As he was passing all of us, I was dead sure I would soon be witness to a very ugly head-on.
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Dec 5, 2019, 05:31 PM
 
Cop had to be turning. They'd just chase the unsafe passer once he got by.

It's legal to pass because the lines don't go solid before that turn. However, it was unsafe in general, and risky to pass 5 cars at a time. And our camera guy definitely caused the accident. Might even draw a charge of assault on the cop. Impatience carried a high price all around.
     
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Dec 5, 2019, 07:05 PM
 
I don't see any turn signals blinking...
     
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Dec 6, 2019, 03:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I don’t think he’s been fired, just demoted. Firing a cop is an involved process. IIUC, his side piece, who he was seen making-out with that night, was also demoted.

Edit: he officially retired last night.

My cynical view is rolling heads over Homan would likely make it worse.
Salacious rumors:

He had hit a second bar earlier that night.

He wasn’t asleep, but was getting a blowie from aforementioned side piece.

The cops who found him reported it, so the coverup came from higher up in the chain-of-command.
     
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Dec 6, 2019, 03:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
I don't see any turn signals blinking...
Hard to tell for sure, but it looks like it.

One would hope the passer would instinctively slow down if they saw a blinker.
     
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Dec 6, 2019, 05:18 PM
 


The runner is apparently the driver of the small truck.
     
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Dec 6, 2019, 05:52 PM
 
Would that count as two accidents, or one? Between the same two vehicles.
     
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Dec 7, 2019, 01:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
I don't see any turn signals blinking...
Doesn’t matter. Any time you hit a cop car, it’s going to be your fault.

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Dec 7, 2019, 03:02 PM
 


To answer the obvious questions.

1) Paint fumes
2) No injuries
     
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Would that count as two accidents, or one? Between the same two vehicles.
Two collisions, one cup.
     
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Dec 9, 2019, 10:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Would that count as two accidents, or one? Between the same two vehicles.
Kudos to the big truck driver for getting his ass out of the way and not making it a three-car accident.
     
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Dec 10, 2019, 01:30 AM
 


1) Cheese
2) He walked away, but only after 9 hours of digging.
     
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Dec 10, 2019, 11:00 AM
 
Oh. My. God.
     
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Dec 12, 2019, 03:44 PM
 
This couldn't happen with an automatic, so it had to have been a manual, and they did offer the IS300 in a manual. If the aftermarket system didn't include some kind of neutral switch, it's possible that the car was parked in gear and the starter motor drove the car forward. Weird situation though.
     
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Dec 12, 2019, 03:57 PM
 
Could someone in theory have broken the window, gotten inside, and put it in reverse?

Not me though. Can’t drive a stick.
     
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Dec 12, 2019, 04:20 PM
 
You forgot a link so we can check the story details. And Lam is right - it was indeed an IS300.
     
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Dec 12, 2019, 05:37 PM
 
With an aftermarket system, all bets are off for safety. In my wife's old car, you couldn't shift out of park without pressing the brake. If you remote start the car, if you forget to put the key in and just press the brake, it kills the car.
     
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Dec 13, 2019, 12:38 PM
 
a return to the manual parking brakes that cannot be operated or fail electronically, please.
     
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Dec 18, 2019, 03:05 PM
 
Here we go, again...



Vodka this time.
     
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Vodka this time.
The cause or the effect?
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Dec 18, 2019, 09:00 PM
 
Yes.
     
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Dec 19, 2019, 04:39 PM
 
Is that what I think it is?
     
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Dec 19, 2019, 04:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Is that what I think it is?
I’m not sure if this is an actual question, or slyly pointing out I steal everything from Reddit by quoting the Reddit post title.
     
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Dec 19, 2019, 09:32 PM
 
One term for that “structure” on an airplane is “honey pot”. Because it’s the opposite of anything sweet or nice... Just sayin’.

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The toilet trailers on movie sets are called “honey wagons”.


Edit: and never offer to repair one, because then you become known as the person willing to do that.
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So lifelike.
     
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Dec 25, 2019, 01:10 PM
 
“What’s this?!?”
[Tippy taps circle]
“Okay... nap time.”


Yup. Checks out.
     
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What incident was that? That kind of failure usually totals the launch pad.
     
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Only minor injuries somehow.
     
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Wow. That's some impressive carnage. I count at least thirteen vehicles.
     
 
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