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I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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Re: Parking brake, was Touch screens

My '59 Chevrolet Parkwood ("Gull Wing") station wagon had a foot operated parking brake, against the left hand side of the footwell. There was a pull handle to release it, so you couldn't let it off gently, it came off with a mighty bang, so you had to have good hand/foot co-ordination, else you could roll back into the vehicle behind. I later replaced the three on the tree* with a sludge pumper**, and that made hill starts a lot easier.

* Three speed column shift manual gearbox **Two speed Powerglide automatic transmission.

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