brake failure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brake failure brakes fail to stop a vehicle
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Usage

In literature:

It had no brakes, and fearing failure of the transmission on a downgrade, he was reluctant to ride in the machine.
"The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology" by Don H. Berkebile
It had no brakes, and fearing failure of the transmission on a downgrade, he was reluctant to ride in the machine.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
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In news:

Investigation shows brake failure caused crash.
Brake failure caused B-1B crash in Qatar.
Brake Failure Sends Truck to Sea.
Nearly 70 drivers are learning to deal with a blown tire, brake failure, winter driving conditions, or an inattentive driver who might cross the centerline.
Brake failure contributed to the May crash outside Hemet High School, the Riverside County district attorney's office announced Monday, Oct 15 – meaning the driver, Daniel Carrillo, will not be charged in the case.
BART officials say an equipment explosion at the Civic Center station was due to an equipment failure and brake overload.
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda came to Washington Wednesday to publicly apologize for safety lapses that led to widespread recalls for accelerator and braking failures and for a corporate culture that may have made things worse.
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