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Byron Shire
October 25, 2021

Handbrake fail

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Mobile phone user forgot to put on the handbrake at Cabarita Beach car park yesterday. Photo Phil Harris.

Mobile phone users are being reminded to pay attention to their handbrakes when they hop out of their cars for a quick chat. 

A man  parked his car at the Cabarita Beach car park yesterday morning, jumped out and was nonchalantly talking on his phone when his car rolled away and down to the rocks below the embankment.


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  1. A dangerous habit which common practice in some countries and creeping into Australia is leaving the car in neutral with the handbrake on. In Indonesia a prominent local politician left his car parked in neutral on a hill and the handbrake failed, allowing the car to roll into and kill and maim a group of people.The car should always be put in 1st or reverse, or if an automatic park, and the handbrake put on, reducing the risk ofjust this sort of accident.

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