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http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Runawa...0098535&page=2


Is that big enough to catch your attention now? Explain how the brake pads were worn like that if there was no problem with anything.
There are a few reasons the brake pads could have been worn. My mother was driving it would be one I know personally. If the officers noticed the odor of overheated brakes then I guess that's another story...
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There are a few reasons the brake pads could have been worn. My mother was driving it would be one I know personally. If the officers noticed the odor of overheated brakes then I guess that's another story...
That's what I was trying to get at. Its not just the fact that the pads were worn, its the fact that the officer also said he smelled the brakes.
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There are a few reasons the brake pads could have been worn. My mother was driving it would be one I know personally. If the officers noticed the odor of overheated brakes then I guess that's another story...
If he did use the emergency brake to slow from 90 to 50 like he says, then that would explain the overheating brakes smell. 90mph will cook the rear brakes like mad if that's all you're using.
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If he did use the emergency brake to slow from 90 to 50 like he says, then that would explain the overheating brakes smell. 90mph will cook the rear brakes like mad if that's all you're using.
The article said both the front and rear brakes were worn.
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The article said both the front and rear brakes were worn.
Well, both could be worn from normal driving, and the rears could be cooked from the emergency braking, thus producing the smell the LEO smelled.
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Such an epic thread.
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Well, both could be worn from normal driving, and the rears could be cooked from the emergency braking, thus producing the smell the LEO smelled.
Again which is why I think the rotors themselves would tell the rest of the story.
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Again which is why I think the rotors themselves would tell the rest of the story.
I never disagreed with that. All I was saying is that it's possible either way.
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Wow. Haven't checked this thread in a few days. They ever say why he didn't shift into neutral or why the police didn't tell him to?
   
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Yeah I saw this over at Dailytech today. Many people said this guy has problems and is in debt. He is a bankrupt real estate salesman. $700k in debt, $70k on credit cards, 5 months behind on his Prius payment, and has filed false charges previously. Sounds to me like he wants to cash in on the deal because they're are many others who are against him like his former business partner.
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