How to stop the car if the brakes failed
• How to stop the car if the brakes failed
Brake failure while driving is one of the most terrible situations that can confront motorist. However, the driver has no right to lose self-control in this situation, because the urgent need to take some measures to normalize the situation with the vehicle.
There are several ways to reduce speed without using the brakes. If the situation allows, before the implementation of emergency braking should be several times to press the brake pedal to failure. It happens so that the brakes fail under simply because the air got in line and all you have to do - pump system. If the pedal is not pressed, in principle, it is possible to check whether the hit is not something just for her.
The safest way to an emergency braking has been and remains a vehicle transmission. To do this, you must downshift. Such braking will stop, but it is still important - it does not provoke a skid car, as opposed to using "parking brake". Note: use the handbrake for emergency braking can not only high speed and only if the vehicle wheels are straight. Practice shows that if not already flat wheels at a speed of 40 km / h the car under braking, "handbrake" goes into a skid.
It is worth while to remember two important points: the lower the gear was set, the sharper will be stopped and prohibited to move to a lower speed dramatically. In the worst situations you can downshift to pass, such as 5-3-1. However, the inclusion of the first at high speed will not give the desired effect.
Note: If the brakes failed on dry pavement at low speed, the clutch can be thrown for the most effective stop. If the road surface slippery, it should be used for braking "peregazovku 'perederzhivaniem with clutch.
The second braking method - is to use the contact method. When it comes to human lives - can not feel sorry for iron. Keep in mind that there is a notion of "absolute necessity" in the administrative and criminal law. In other words, any action taken in a desperate situation to prevent further damage, including saving lives, not a crime.
So if "absolutely priperlo" should slow down on all that is possible: the fence, border, stationary vehicle. It is important to understand that this is a very harsh braking. The driver should always be fastened (always!), As well as mentally ready to receive hand injuries. Most often, when braking occurs on the border a huge blow steering, breaking fingers of man. But think about what your fingers have 20, and only one life.
In conclusion: in order not to fall into such a situation should not be neglected maintenance of the car and regularly check the brake system!