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Tyke Children left in cars: 2 incidents (145* d) RE: Children left in cars: 2 incidents 06 Oct 10

Guest Silas well a faulty hand break was suspected because it was on when the Fire Brigade arrived. However one neighbour on hearing the screams and seeing another neighbour trying to use a trolley Jack to lift the car up she also saw the car starting to roll she ran over and reaching in and pulled on! The Hand Break, which was in the off position.

I can see someone parking a car and not leaving it in gear but the Street is steep and I feel that it unlikely that you could get out of any car not in gear without applying the hand break.

Advanced drivers, PSV, and HGV drivers will be taught hill parking as I described earlier and it will also be part of the test. Bur car drivers up to a few years ago were not taught or tested hill parking or how to park for that matter.

We all make mistakes from time to time however we should all drive about expecting other people mistakes. The point is that Hand Break ON and the Car In the Appropriate Gear and the wheels turn to send the car into an in animate object is what we all should be doing every time! With only appropriate adults left in cars always buy your children a treat when you fill up with fuel so that the come with you when you go to the Kiosk to pay.

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