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Parking brakes or hand brakes ensure safe state of a motor vehicle in the absence of the driver. A cable brake in motor vehicles is normally used as a parking brake, which is attracted by a lever or pedal. In models of the upper middle and upper class are increasingly electromechanical parking brakes used, which are activated by a button press. Thus, there are mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electro-hydraulic handbrakes. As parking brakes, disc brakes can be used as well as drum brakes with inner or outer jaws. The as also known hand brake device acts as normally on the service brake of the rear axle. From the operating lever, the brake force is transmitted via a cable to the two wheels, where the brake shoes are pressed apart or the brake pads compressed.