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Police save Emirati driver after cruise control fails at 112km/hr

An officer in a police patrol car drove in front of the vehicle before using his brakes to slow the car to a stop

Police save Emirati driver after cruise control fails at 112km/hr
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Traffic police said they saved the life of an Emirati man whose vehicle’s cruise control failed while he was driving at 112kmh in Sharjah on Sunday.

The driver phoned police about 4am to request help. Patrols rushed towards his vehicle, on Al Maliha Rd, a highway with a speed limit of 100kmh.

He was told to turn on his hazard lights, keep the vehicle in neutral and hold the steering wheel firmly, police said.

An officer in a police patrol car then drove in front of the vehicle before using his brakes to slow the car to a stop.

Police warned in the statement that motorists should inspect their vehicles frequently, keep a safe speed while driving, fasten seat belts, be alert and contact the police operations emergency room immediately in the event of an emergency.

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capt hesham 4 years ago

sorry guys but this is so funny , if the cruise control fails the guy should put the break on, if the break also fails just move the gear from D to N, so car would have no power and comes to stop if non of the possible just use the hand break,, police also can give these instructions easy on the phone..