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    an abrupt jolt

    Is this what we call an abrupt jolt, please? In this online video, it took place at 1:33 minute time.


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    Re: an abrupt jolt

    I wouldn't say so.

    I'd call it a sudden stop/an emergency stop/braking hard.

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    Re: an abrupt jolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I wouldn't say so.

    I'd call it a sudden stop/an emergency stop/braking hard.
    Agreed.
    At one point the prime minister gives the car an abrupt jolt, thinking he is pressing the clutch when in fact he is applying the automatic vehicle’s brake.
    Norway prime minister Jens Stoltenberg becomes taxi driver for the day | GulfNews.com
    Is the situation here completely different, please? Yes, you use either brake. Doesn’t that end in the same result when it comes to braking hard, please?


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    Re: an abrupt jolt

    At one point the prime minister gives the car an abrupt jolt, thinking he is pressing the clutch when in fact he is applying the automatic vehicle’s brake.
    That sounds rather unnatural to me.

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