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      11-17-2011, 08:14 AM   #27
chris_s1
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Originally Posted by kaishang View Post
That seems quite dangerous. What if you have a 9yo in the passenger seat who thinks "what does this switch do?"

Everyone knows what a conventional handbrake looks like. Most people do not know what a switch operated handbrake looks like plus they are different in every car model that has them.
I'd actually say the electronic handbrake is safer in this respect. - The switch is usually right over on the far side of the car away from passengers and the handbrake is much easier for a child to inadvertandly yank. Or as I know from personal experience - wifes handbag strap gets caught round it and the she picks it up...........................

I've had electronic handbrakes in a couple of cars before the BM and I would definately say they are better. No worries about if you pulled it on hard enough when parking on hills.....hill starts easier.....more space around the centre console.......
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