On 12 Aug 2011 at 7:26pm beth wrote:
I would just like to say well done to the idiot who left his handbrake off his car this afternoon. He caused havoc in Schoold hill.
On 12 Aug 2011 at 7:27pm beth wrote:
On 12 Aug 2011 at 8:20pm Doubleday wrote:
Where's that then, School Hill?
On 12 Aug 2011 at 9:07pm Awesome Wells wrote:
Ha, sounds brilliant. How far did the car roll? What stopped it's passage (vehicle, pedestrian, shop)?
On 13 Aug 2011 at 12:43am sumthinsweet wrote:
beth, you live in a town with a major brewery - have some respect.....
On 13 Aug 2011 at 1:28am Beth wrote:
If you are a local resident you will know School Hill you twat!
On 13 Aug 2011 at 5:24am Doubleday wrote:
I'm not 'Beth', but I'm a frequent visitor.
Calling someone a twat is not very lady-like. Twat is also a word often used on this forum by one of the anonymous cowards who frequently posts his unhappiness under multiple usernames.
On 13 Aug 2011 at 8:35am DFL wrote:
Even I know where School Hill is !! and less of the language please, anger and insults get us nowhere.
On 13 Aug 2011 at 9:54am Ed Can Do wrote:
Scholl Hill is the local name given to the section of the High Street in Lewes running from the precinct at the bottom up to the war memorial. It's not actually called School Hill officially anymore though, the nearest one of those to Lewes is in Barcombe.
On 13 Aug 2011 at 11:57am 'ere be monsters wrote:
I'm sure they didn't leave their handbrake off otherwise they wouldn't have been able to even get out of the car without it rolling away. To be fair perhaps the car had a malfunction after it had been parked. Still doesn't explain why p***lock didn't leave it in gear just in case.
On 13 Aug 2011 at 12:42pm padster wrote:
I fear my handbrake snapping when parked on a hill so yes always leave in gear also and as i like to have a third defence, i always turn my front wheels hard lock away from the kerb so if it did roll it should be stopped by the kerb....my tip of the day.....i dont know if it works due to the fact that my handbrake still intact, always a bonus.
On 13 Aug 2011 at 3:53pm noggin wrote:
On 13 Aug 2011 at 7:47pm sumthinsweet wrote:
my point exactly beth, you've been at the beer yourself.
On 13 Aug 2011 at 8:50pm Bonfire boy wrote:
I think the person car was probaly park & left in neutral handbrake hasnt been pull up enough they got out in a hurry !
I myself always leave in gear when I park I notice a friend of mine who reasonalty pass his test park with the gear in neutral & so does my misses maybe thats what driving schools teach !!!
On 15 Aug 2011 at 3:39pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Some cars with rear disc brakes can have problems with their hand brake. Some cars have both rear drums for parking and rear discs for driving brakes. Citroen BXs were very poor for example. A friend applied his BX's hand brake correctly on a slight incline and the car moved down the incline about an hour later. Hope no one was hurt.
On 15 Aug 2011 at 4:37pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Forgot to mention that the BX used the front discs for the hand brake. As they cooled they contracted and the car rolled down the hill! Always put the car in gear on a hill.
On 15 Aug 2011 at 10:08pm Deelite wrote:
Happened with my Beetle when I was in my early 20s. On the coldest day of the year I left it full of heavy plumbing tools on a hill In Brighton's Whitehawk. Came back to find it had gone. Jumped to the obvious conclusion and then saw a police car down the hill so moved towards it to report the theft. When I told the coppers my car had gone missing. one said "Is this your car sir ?". The back end of my Beetle was sticking out of the front of someones house. It had run down the hill, veered of the road, dived over a retaining wall and flown straight through someones brand new front door and double glazed window unit and come to rest in their hall. Luckily no-one was in at the time (although the dog seemed a bit upset).
Since then I've always left my car in gear on a hill.
On 21 Aug 2011 at 10:38pm Bongo wrote:
I once owned a dodgy old Skoda Estelle which I parked on a hill, and when I came back to it, it had rolled around the corner and came to rest at the kirbside at a comical angle. Some people were pointing at it and laughing as they walked past it, and I had to wait till they walked down the road before I claimed the car as mine!