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I never found safety information about passengers in the car while jacking it up. Seems pretty obvious not to have children or passengers IN the car while jacking it up, what do you say? no biggie you have the parking break on, or what the heck are you talking about, of course there shouldnt be anyone IN the care or NEAR it due to dangers of it slipping off the jack...and going places you dont want it to go...tell me what you think...The person I argued with thought that if the parking break was on, the car even if it slipped off, would never go anywhere, I felt it was obviously dangerous, but then again I am extra careful on many things...thanks for your input...
 

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There's always variables and extenuating circumstances to everything. Even the diffenence between two jacks can make a difference. More than anything else, movement in the vehicle by people shifting around causing a shift in balance would cause the jack to slip. If it does slip the jack, most likely the car is not going anywhere. This info from my father in law who has over 60 years of experience towing cars - anytime there is a disabled vehicle get the heck away from it, well off the shoulder of the road. He's been witness to numerous tragic accidents because people remained in or near their vehicle, only to get whacked by another passer-by. I see from your location, you might rather stay out of the elements and in your vehicle. The potential for danger is always there.
 

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Hell my truck fell off the jack and it had nobody in it - I hate those damn scissor jacks! To dangerous. Another thing to conside is where you are when you are changing a tire - on the side of a busy freeway, it might be better to move the family out of the way to a safer place if possible - too many vehicles get hit when on the side of the road.

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Had to change the tire on my F350 on Wed. Comming home from Southern California training for a few days. I blew a tire on I5 (very busy). By the time I got her shut down I was on a bridge with just enough room for the truck to get off the road.

I had to back up 200yrds on the rim to get to a place I could change it. Only other option was driving forward 1/4 mile.

Luckily it was the rear right, so i wasn't right on the freeway. The entire time changing the tire, I was looking over my shoulder as a zillion trucks wizzed by.

NO Fun.

No one in the truck with me regards.
 
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