Oh, General Motors said it was probably done recalling cars after an already brutal year? JUST KIDDING. There are now 205,309 more vehicles under recall from GM. And GM is hardly alone in the Detroit area, because now Chrysler has recalled almost 189,000 SUVs.
If you're rich enough, you don't have to worry about anything. You can buy an expensive car and little winged fairies will hold it upon hillsides for you with a golden net while you're at the club.
Parking brake not working? No problem. You can just use a bag of… wait, what is that a bag of? Is it sand? Anyway, it seems to be be doing an OK job holding this Pennsylvania resident's Chevy S10 in place. For the moment anyway. Hopefully it isn't a bag full of kittens or something.
Watch as a woman crashes her car, gets out, and then furiously chases after her ride, now rolling down a hill on its way to a second crash.
The wonky lettering on this '87 Maxima's alarm indicator looked goofy, but at least drivers had no problems interpreting its meaning. Not so for this '81 Pontiac Bonneville's parking-brake pedal!
This amusing commercial from Dutch insurer Centraal Beheer shows what can go wrong when you forget to engage the parking brake. Don't forget the keys, either. (H/T to Duurtlang!)
I remember back in the day when I was a young lad first learning how to drive a manual transmission. My father repeated one essential learning point to me over and over: "Son, treat your parking brake like your [colorful term for a part of the male anatomy]—always grab it, touch it and most importantly, use it." And…