Wednesday 3 August 2022 09:48 AM Holidaymaker in nightmare Cornwall getaway when electric handbrake failed ... trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 09:48 AM Holidaymaker in nightmare Cornwall getaway when electric handbrake failed ... trends now
Wednesday 3 August 2022 09:48 AM Holidaymaker in nightmare Cornwall getaway when electric handbrake failed ... trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 09:48 AM Holidaymaker in nightmare Cornwall getaway when electric handbrake failed ... trends now

What a relaxing BRAKE! Holidaymaker suffers nightmare Cornwall getaway when his electric handbrake failed... leaving his Ford Focus under water Holidaymakers at Parkdean Resort in Newquay spotted the car in the park's lake  Ford Focus estate slipped into the water after the electronic handbrake failed  Mechanics were called to the scene yesterday (August 2) to retrieve the vehicle  Were you at Parkdean Resort when this happened? Contact [email protected]

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An unfortunate holidaymaker started their trip in the worst possible way - by sending their car straight into a lake after the handbrake failed. 

Pictures capture the unfortunate turn of events which led a Ford Focus estate into the waters at Parkdean Resort in Newquay, Cornwall earlier this week as the summer holidays kicked off.

Mechanics at Fourwinds Garage were called to the scene yesterday (August 2) to fish the car out of the lake at the popular resort, which has eight holiday parks dotted around the country. 

The car slipped into the water at Parkdean Resort in Newquay, Cornwall, and mechanics were sent into the lake to help retrieve it

The car slipped into the water at Parkdean Resort in Newquay, Cornwall, and mechanics were sent into the lake to help retrieve it

How does an electronic handbrake work? 

Electronic handbrakes are becoming more common in modern cars. It replaces the easily recognised lever with a button which activates and deactivates the brake pads. 

There are two types of handbrake. One is a hybrid, which is halfway between electronic and traditional. In this system, an electronic motor performs the same function as the lever. 

In a full electric handbrake, two motors act on a mechanism connected to the brake callipers. 

When the button is pressed, the control unit kicks in and activates or deactivates the brake pads, causing them to close and stop the car and release when pressed.

Electronic handbrakes exert more brake force but is said to be more complex to control. 

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Fortunately, no one was hurt when the car slipped into the water. 

By the time mechanics arrived, the car was completely submerged in the lake, with

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