Loss of Cotter Pin Leads to Emergency Brake Use
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (Sandia National Lab)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Vehicle Safety

A Club Cart experienced a mechanical failure of the braking system. The operator could have easily avoided this failure by performing a simple function check of the equipment and/or vehicle. Lessons learned in this incident, is to never assume that equipment or a vehicle works properly until you perform a function check to verify that the equipment and/or vehicle works correctly. A quick function check can save you and/or your passengers from having an injury or an accident.

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