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Can the EPB engage whilst driving?


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Hi All

quite an important question, I have just bought SWMBO a puppy, and it occurred to me, if the dog should manage to step on the brake lever whilst I'm driving, would it engage? I'm not sure whether there is a speed sensor or something that's restricts it from operating over certain speeds 

I know it (the dog) should be strapped in so to speak, but I haven't got a harness small enough at the moment, nor a traveling cage / box for the back seat. When we brought it home it was in its bed on my missus lap, and was quite unsettled as it's not use to cars

Until I get something sorted to transport the dog any info on this would be much appreciated 

Regards

Steve

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As you have to pull the epb to activate it I think your fine in that respect.

However.

as a fellow dog owner for many years I cannot emphasis the importance of getting the correct harness and seatbelt attachment and training in place BEFORE taking the puppy out in the car, especially as you say it was unsettled in the car

Afterall, you wouldn't take your children/grandchildren out without making sure they are properly strapped in  

Ours have harnesses and due to patient training are no bother in the car. 

 

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Hi

Yes and No, Its a emergency brake, every time you pull it, it brings the hand break on a bit, keep pulling it up, and it will bring the hand break on, to release, just press the accelerator at any time

but you have to pull it, pressing it will do nothing

if stationary pressing it will still do nothing, unless you press the brake pedal at the same time, if pressed with the brakes pressed, if the handbrake is on, it will release

cheers

Joe

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