Dead Man Switch XWM

A Gran pilot with his cockpit rigged with a dead-man switch

A dead-man switch was incorporated into the handles of speeder bikes such as the Ikas-Adno Starhawk. If the pilot of the vehicle let go, in situations where they perhaps would fall off the bike, the dead-man switch would cut the engine and leave the repulsors running. It could also refer to a type of booby trap where an individual would set explosives to trigger if a certain condition is met.