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Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by nakotee: 7:59pm On Nov 26, 2019
Car is a mechanical and electrical system which can fail at anytime, so whenever you loose your brakes during driving just see it as a mechanical malfunction likely to occur , dont think its spiritual or strange just put your mind together.

Five steps to follow when you loose your brakes

1. Don't panic , be strong and concentrate on your driving.

2. Pull up your hand brake.

3. Put your gear on Neutral (N)

4. Off your engine while you leave the ignition on. ( all this four steps while automatically slow down the car)

5. Look for a safe place to stop the car .

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by greenhulk: 3:48am On Nov 27, 2019
@no 2. Most people's parking brake (handbrake) don't work. Most of other people's car I drive have non working parking brake.

Did u just say turn off engine and put car to neutral? Bros u are a terrible driver. This thread should be deleted because u are going to lead people to a crash.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by nurey(m): 5:45am On Nov 27, 2019
nakotee:
Car is a mechanical and electrical system which can fail at anytime, so whenever you loose your brakes during driving just see it as a mechanical malfunction likely to occur , dont think its spiritual or strange just put your mind together.

Five steps to follow when you loose your brakes

1. Don't panic , be strong and concentrate on your driving.

2. Pull up your hand brake.

3. Put your gear on Neutral (N)

4. Off your engine while you leave the ignition on. ( all this four steps while automatically slow down the car)

5. Look for a safe place to stop the car .

So you are doing 80km/h and see traffic ahead and you press the brake to slow down and see it isn't working and you expect someone to remember all these.

safety maneuver is an involuntary action, the best bet that any driver in such distress should have in mind is "Engine breaking"

for manual transmission, switch to gear one straight and lightly the depress the accelerator and the car would decelerate instantly.

For automatic move your gear lever down to 1 or L or lowest gear depending on vehicle make and deceleration would occur.

please never switch to N or off Engine, as downward decent in N would make car go faster or level ground would not slow Engine down as for switching off Engine, you loose steering wheel feel nah crash be that ooo

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:51am On Nov 27, 2019
More from @MANNABBQGRILLS:

6. Take it Slow
Stay on the slow lane. This gives you enough time to read the road signs and switch lanes only when necessary. That way, you are less likely to miss the next exit to salvation.

7. Be Decisive
It’s dangerous to shift between lanes as you wonder which road to take. Pick one. If it’s right, congratulations. If it’s not, it’s okay. Don’t dwell in the past, drive on and look for another way


Very Good thread.
Thanks for this OP.
DRIVE SAFELY Guys, especially as the year ends.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Jasen1(m): 7:51am On Nov 27, 2019
But OP before someone will press break he must've seen traffic in front shey all this procedure fit happen under 2 minutes? I doubt

Na to look for pillar or gutter oh

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Ennyhorlar(m): 7:52am On Nov 27, 2019
Op wanna kill people

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by YorubaPrince: 7:52am On Nov 27, 2019
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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by KayCee92(m): 7:52am On Nov 27, 2019
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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Dcaliphate(m): 7:53am On Nov 27, 2019
sad wld have been amongst the FTC but glo na bastard... op u forgot to add the most important point,.. the driver's head out his window yelling 'no brake ooo,...baa brekiiii'

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by 9jayes: 7:53am On Nov 27, 2019
May God not let us loose our brake while driving amen

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Aboguede(m): 7:53am On Nov 27, 2019
See them

So a car that is on 80k/h can still be put to gear 1?

Teachers don't teach me nonsense


nurey:


So you are doing 80km/h and see traffic ahead and you press the brake to slow down and see it isn't working and you expect someone to remember all these.

safety maneuver is an involuntary action, the best bet that any driver in such distress should have in mind is "Engine breaking"

for manual transmission, switch to gear one straight and lightly the depress the accelerator and the car would decelerate instantly.

For automatic move your gear lever down to 1 or L or lowest gear depending on vehicle make and deceleration would occur.

please never switch to N or off Engine, as downward decent in N would make car go faster or level ground would not slow Engine down as for switching off Engine, you loose steering wheel feel nah crash be that ooo

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by ElidaxZiel: 7:53am On Nov 27, 2019
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The moderator that push this to front page is very stupid and lack good sound education m

How can you pull hand brake while brake fail

That will automatically make the car somersault

Nairaland is gradually turning in rubbish

Seun you need to reevaluate this forum

No credibility and Professionalism
I

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by mcmbonu: 7:53am On Nov 27, 2019
Very Good thread.

Thanks for this OP.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by flackoFlint(m): 7:54am On Nov 27, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Very Good thread.

Thanks for this OP.
Welcome back grin

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by klarry79: 7:54am On Nov 27, 2019
Thank you sir


The OP is lookinh fpr someone to kill angry

nurey:


So you are doing 80km/h and see traffic ahead and you press the brake to slow down and see it isn't working and you expect someone to remember all these.

safety maneuver is an involuntary action, the best bet that any driver in such distress should have in mind is "Engine breaking"

for manual transmission, switch to gear one straight and lightly the depress the accelerator and the car would decelerate instantly.

For automatic move your gear lever down to 1 or L or lowest gear depending on vehicle make and deceleration would occur.

please never switch to N or off Engine, as downward decent in N would make car go faster or level ground would not slow Engine down as for switching off Engine, you loose steering wheel feel nah crash be that ooo

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by thesicilian: 7:54am On Nov 27, 2019
So many contrasting opinions up there
Don't know what to believe

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by TOPCRUISE(m): 7:55am On Nov 27, 2019
How is not panicking when panic mode sets in become a simple thing
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by money121(m): 7:56am On Nov 27, 2019
Ok
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by LOSKYXANDER: 7:56am On Nov 27, 2019
After doing all these, please look for a soft barrier that your car can run into. A soft barrier! I did not say look for somebody

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by okenwaa(m): 7:57am On Nov 27, 2019
nakotee:
Car is a mechanical and electrical system which can fail at anytime, so whenever you loose your brakes during driving just see it as a mechanical malfunction likely to occur , dont think its spiritual or strange just put your mind together.

Five steps to follow when you loose your brakes

1. Don't panic , be strong and concentrate on your driving.

2. Pull up your hand brake.

3. Put your gear on Neutral (N)

4. Off your engine while you leave the ignition on. ( all this four steps while automatically slow down the car)

5. Look for a safe place to stop the car .


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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by naijadrivablog: 7:57am On Nov 27, 2019
nurey:


So you are doing 80km/h and see traffic ahead and you press the brake to slow down and see it isn't working and you expect someone to remember all these.

safety maneuver is an involuntary action, the best bet that any driver in such distress should have in mind is "Engine breaking"

for manual transmission, switch to gear one straight and lightly the depress the accelerator and the car would decelerate instantly.

For automatic move your gear lever down to 1 or L or lowest gear depending on vehicle make and deceleration would occur.

please never switch to N or off Engine, as downward decent in N would make car go faster or level ground would not slow Engine down as for switching off Engine, you loose steering wheel feel nah crash be that ooo
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by ately1(m): 7:58am On Nov 27, 2019
impressive thanks op

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by chuksjuve(m): 7:58am On Nov 27, 2019
This op was sent to come and kill
People ..

Very bad take ..

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by dallyemmy: 7:58am On Nov 27, 2019
6. Put on your hazard light

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Brighte(m): 7:58am On Nov 27, 2019
The best bet is to reduce your gear to the minimum. From 5, 4, 3, 2 down to 1 it will slow down the speed then you start calculating where to place the tires if you're driving manual cars. For Automatic just Start praise and worship.
If the hand breaks is not working and you are on a sloppy road.. Bros i can't tell o.

Car is better controlled on a level ground

Modified

I pray for no such thing again in my life is never a good experience.

If it is out your control, don't forget gutter or road demarcation board but crash into is from the side not directly. You will come out safely

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by calitobrigonte(m): 7:58am On Nov 27, 2019
Please, this thread should be deleted. You should never turn off your engine when your brakes fail!

As noted earlier, every driver should learn what 'engine breaking' entails.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Obanaijacom: 7:58am On Nov 27, 2019
This post wasn't researched please delete or the Oba will flog you OP

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by aspabay(m): 7:58am On Nov 27, 2019
greenhulk:
@no 2. Most people's parking brake (handbrake) don't work. Most of other people's car I drive have non working parking brake.

Did u just say turn off engine and put car to neutral? Bros u are a terrible driver. This thread should be deleted because u are going to lead people to a crash.

I thought the same until I read again. Op said "turn off engine but leave ignition on". That's quite sensible. But how many people know the difference.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Apelex(m): 7:59am On Nov 27, 2019
Aboguede:

See them

So a car that is on 80k/h can still be put to gear 1?

Teachers don't teach me nonsense



When your dont know somthing.You
learn

Its called engine breaking. It's your best bet when you gave a failed break. The car can only run on low speeds in low Gears.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by spirul77: 7:59am On Nov 27, 2019
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