Anyone Drive With a Suicide Knob?

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  1. grolan1

    grolan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Would think twice on a vehicle, but on a tractor, sure thing!
     
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  3. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    Used to drive forklifts that had speed knobs on them. They helped maneuver when you needed to steer with your left hand and operate the forks with your right. What was the question again?
     
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    According to the Book, he was not the one who was driving.

    Although, I have to say I like the guy in Yes, I Can a lot better than the real Sammy. He sure was a let-down later on.
     
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    we've been meaning to talk to you about that!:)
     
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    FYI it's a 50+ year old urban myth that they are illegal. They are actually LEGAL in every state on private vehicles. They are restricted, by OSHA, on commercial vehicles where they are not part of OEM standards.
    http://www.suicideknob.net/state_laws.html
     
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    Here, they would be illegal unless one is disabled and has an operating licence noting the "speedknob".
    it needs to be able to fold away and to remove it easily, for other persons to use the vehicle.

    its probably different with tractors, lawnmowers and whatnot.
     
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    I had two cars with "suicide doors"; a '68 Ford T-bird and a '47 Chrysler Windsor. All right...I know...they don't count.:p
     
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    We had a VW band Bus where the slide door could fall out if you didn't meticulously pay attention how it was closed.
    is that from the same department what you meant?
     
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    Beats me Alamo. I guess they called them suicide doors, because it would have been fairly easy to open the back door, traveling at high speed, with little wind resistance, and jump to your death. It sounds like your VW bus's tenuous slide door might fit the description.:cool:
     
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