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Dubai Police help stop car with failed cruise control
Minutes of horror lived by the driver before the car stops
It can be two things: car really was our of control , however in such cases we would hear it from car brand's or from global news, too as it can put many thousands in danger if it is faulty parts. From the other hand it looks like it has been well planned. This is a second time I read such story about cruise control failure. Person-driver wanted to gain an attention and acted as if cruise control is not working, otherwise how person could fit into turns and avoid constantly breaking cars. This is usually been done to shot the action using mobile camera and then upload it in youtube to say see how police was chasing me and etc... If cruise control fails it means car marque has to enter to a legal dispute as they will loose their customers if such failure is true.I have a doubth about this story as we will never hear also the feedback of the technitians. Anyways, good job for Police to end this up. Going forward I would advise them to punish such drivesr with heavy fines as this is very much dangerous the way they drive and it influenses other youngsters to follow it. however I might be wrong if there is authentic technition report of marque representative.
Ali, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Amazing work...thumbs up to the effciency of the police.
rahan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sorry but cruise control does not fail, people don't know how to use them correctly and if it did fail as they suggest then here is what you do...PRESS THE BRAKE, if that doesn’t turn it off then put the gear in neutral and then slowly apply the emergency brake (Hand brake) very gradually until the vehicle stops then turn the engine off. Although after 25 years in the car industry I have still never seen a failure in cruise control, the system has many fail safes that if there is any fault it will turn off. The solution here is to teach people to drive correctly and teach them how to use modern technology in vehicles like adaptive cruise control, auto brake, lane departure systems etc. etc.
Richard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Put it in neutral, how hard can it be.. never heard anything so ridiculous.. she should have her license taken away for not understanding how to control a vehicle..
Macz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Commendable effort. Such good work makes other drivers feel more safe & confident too in this wonderful place.
Ajit Anandan, sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Since cruise control failure cases are increasing, I think police should publish methods to safely stop the car after consulting with technical experts. Moreover once the failure happened from a specific vehicle, after checking and finding the reason, police should inform public about the particular model so that the owners of that model car can take precautions.
Krishnakumar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
There are three options to stop the car.. either press the Cancel button, Reduce the speed by pressing the buttons, step on the breaks. I hope the report will also mention which brand of car so that people will be aware not to buy this brand anymore.
JR, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Great work done by the police ..
Khurram, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I think considering past incidents happened across emirates , there is need for the legal authorities re-iterate the policy on approving these vehicles... These are not only dangerous to the drivers as well other civilians. I think the time has come for implementing a strict policy at this stage before it go beyond control next time!
Haneef Puttur, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Seems to be Excellent job done by Dubai Police. Keep it up!
Abdul Waheed Ghaffar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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