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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Michael11stock(m): 10:30am On Nov 27, 2019
I sense so many errors here please you guys should not follow this instructions, your car will somersault best way is to google or ask road safety thanks
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by paix(m): 10:36am On Nov 27, 2019
thesicilian:
So many contrasting opinions up there
Don't know what to believe
Use common sense. Most of the suggestions given here are DANGEROUS.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 10:36am On Nov 27, 2019
jaxxy:
See how he said no2. pull up ur hand brake like it’s magic? Op wants people to drift grin

On a serious note ur hand/parking brake holds only ur back tyres. I think u should apply it slowly depending on ur speed.

The op na bad driver. At hi-speed, if you apply the parking brake on some SUV, mini-van or even sedan, na rollover go b d result.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 10:38am On Nov 27, 2019
greenhulk:


Never put the gear to neutral at high speed. Why do u people keep thinking this is a good idea. Pls Google engine braking, that is the best way to slow down the car in such situations. once car is slow enough (around 40km/hr) then u can use ur handbrake and once car is very slow then u can put to neutral.

While you are right in your submission. But you seem to be the one emphasising on HIGH SPEED. What i said didn't include the high speed and that action wasn't even the first, meaning the car must have decelerated to a large extent before putting on neutral. This just to reduce the time for the car to come to a complete stop......
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 10:48am On Nov 27, 2019
couragemurphy:


While you are right in your submission. But you seem to be the one emphasising on HIGH SPEED. What i said didn't include the high speed and that action wasn't even the first, meaning the car must have decelerated to a large extent before putting on neutral. This just to reduce the time for the car to come to a complete stop......

Hi speed should be considered too. You may be traveling when such problem arises
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 10:55am On Nov 27, 2019
ovkie:


Hi speed should be considered too. You may be traveling when such problem arises


Sure it has to be considered. Actually one can't explain everything in details sometimes. So common sense should always be added in everything.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 10:59am On Nov 27, 2019
Jasen1:
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

You may sustain a major injury by ramming into a pillar or falling into a gutter. If in a city, it’s best you either hit the bumper of another car at an angle
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by adanny01(m): 11:02am On Nov 27, 2019
nurey:


I am talking from experience, I once switch my manual gear Nissan almera at 100km to gear 1 and pressed the accelerator the deceleration was astronomical. I have done same thing on a sienna 2000 auto though at 70km on 3rd mainland bridge and deceleration set in but not as astronomical as the manual transmission

My old 1986 Honda Accord would never shift into gear one at 80km/h. It wont shift into reverse either. The 2007 Toyota prado i used will not do it either.

At that speed, gear 1 will definitely rev the engine beyond red zone. That should damage the engine.

Am sure gear 2 will enter but the risk is high if speed is higher.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by therajah: 11:04am 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 .

No 4 will make it difficult to control ur steering

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 11:09am On Nov 27, 2019
adanny01:


My old 1986 Honda Accord would never shift into gear one at 80km/h. It wont shift into reverse either. The 2007 Toyota prado i used will not do it either.

At that speed, gear 1 will definitely rev the engine beyond red zone. That should damage the engine.

Am sure gear 2 will enter but the risk is high if speed is higher.

You are absolutely right. For manual, downshifting to gear-2 will be fine...For auto, downshift to lower gears in quick succession...D3->D2->D1/L
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by nurey(m): 11:09am On Nov 27, 2019
adanny01:


My old 1986 Honda Accord would never shift into gear one at 80km/h. It wont shift into reverse either. The 2007 Toyota prado i used will not do it either.

At that speed, gear 1 will definitely rev the engine beyond red zone. That should damage the engine.

Am sure gear 2 will enter but the risk is high if speed is higher.

some cars won't allow that just to save Engine, as for reverse, you can't switch to reverse at anything above 10km in manual gear, it won't allow it.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by izywzy(m): 11:19am 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.
turning off the engine works, I have experienced it before.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by veron007: 11:21am 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 .


Please whatever you do in this scenario DON'T PUT OFF YOUR ENGINE. It will lock your steering and that will be immediate loss of control.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Tapout(m): 11:22am On Nov 27, 2019
greenhulk:


Do u drive automatic? If u do, u will notice ur gear lever has 1,2 and L (for some cars it's called d1 and d2) nary u drive with D or D3 which is the normal drive mode. But D1 and D2 or L are called low gears and u don't need to press the brake get into those low gears from normal drive. Try it yourself, while driving move ur gear from D to D2 or D1 or L without pressing the brake see what happens. U will see ur car will slow down. It is called engine braking.

yeah that's true... u know most people don't really explore, i'm pretty sure a good number of auto transmission drivers only make use of D, R & P.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by BonPatrick(m): 11:24am On Nov 27, 2019
When you off the engine na that time the speed go gather more
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.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by BonPatrick(m): 11:25am On Nov 27, 2019
You are right my brother
ElidaxZiel:
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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
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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by baratech: 11:29am 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 .


NEVER TURN OFF YOUR ENGINE

Op na wa for you o..... This your thread should be deleted for misleading people and giving false information.... No wonder Mr Lie Mohammed wants death penalty for fake news
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Malawian(m): 11:37am On Nov 27, 2019
Just keep driving, no acceleration, and make sure your swerving game is on. Any space you see, swerve into it and keep trying your break as well.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 11:42am On Nov 27, 2019
izywzy:

turning off the engine works, I have experienced it before.

Bros it’s not a good idea especially for power steering cars. Engine braking method is the recommended and reliable way to deal with brake failure to avoid heavy collision in the case of hi-speed
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by ogawisdom(m): 11:51am On Nov 27, 2019
Engine braking by sliding to lowest gear

Never switch of your engine else u loose your power steering
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by quentin06: 12:08pm On Nov 27, 2019
Just say your prayers and goto heaven.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by witworth(m): 12:09pm On Nov 27, 2019
Lose your brake on the express entering lagos and do all these 5 things, you may not lose just only brake.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Lokostic77: 12:43pm On Nov 27, 2019
Nairaland why are you misleading people with this trash message,this message did not worth front page,this man did not know what he is saying,this message will cause havoc if the driver apply it while having brake failure,I begg delete it now
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by zikter(m): 12:52pm On Nov 27, 2019
CalabarPikin:

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Bros.....u just made my day already.... Thanks man
That bros ehn
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by MONAGHAN: 1:18pm On Nov 27, 2019
This one na really murderer Ooo
Imagine ! (number 2 ) to pull hand brake up ��� on speed, pending on the speed the car will somersaults like no man's business.
Best is to reduce your gear step by step from high 6 - 1 to low.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Wealthoptulent(m): 2:29pm 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


I drive bmw automatic.. i have just D and pulling to left on D is m+/s like manual sport! Where do i have as option as a L or 1. Have survived brake failure when i used camry for two years, firstly i dont announce to fellow occupants in the car because their panics will confuse me. If am ascending hill i use N but if descending i off engine but allow the lights on for power steering effectiveness. Then my hand brake be pulled n released systematically to avoid the somersault of the car.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Bimpe29: 2:35pm On Nov 27, 2019
Majority of the victims of failed break drivers will never remember the steps as highlighted even though they are not safety measures.
I was a victim and what I did was to adopt best of the best maneuvering.
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by space29: 3:17pm On Nov 27, 2019
No mind diz man wey post m oo...dnt off the engine oo...some care steering wheel wil stop to work if u off ur engine oo..so dnt sentence urself to death b4 death itself arrives..
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Sidmond: 3:33pm On Nov 27, 2019
Awoleesu:

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Mallam, you must be from the North!

Kai! I laugh tire for this his comment. What?? grin grin grin

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by nurey(m): 4:52pm On Nov 27, 2019
Wealthoptulent:



I drive bmw automatic.. i have just D and pulling to left on D is m+/s like manual sport! Where do i have as option as a L or 1. Have survived brake failure when i used camry for two years, firstly i dont announce to fellow occupants in the car because their panics will confuse me. If am ascending hill i use N but if descending i off engine but allow the lights on for power steering effectiveness. Then my hand brake be pulled n released systematically to avoid the somersault of the car.

You will switch to sport and pull to - consistently to switch to lower gears. Switching to N doesn't save fuel, rather leaving in gear and not accelerating is better.

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Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Princeofasia: 6:55pm 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.
mumu me don cram am already o lol. bro abeg so wetin be the solution cos even if na me i go off the car
Re: Five Simple Things To Do When You Lose Your Brakes While Driving by Nobody: 1:25am On Nov 28, 2019
Princeofasia:
mumu me don cram am already o lol. bro abeg so wetin be the solution cos even if na me i go off the car

Read through the thread, there are useful information that users have posted. Don't turn off engine because u will lose steering control if u do so. Ur best bet is to use low gear. First shift to hear 2, then get into gear 1. That way ur car will slow down through engine braking while still maintaining steering control to enable u steer to safety. Once ur speed is around 40km/he or below u can then use ur handbrake. Only engage neutral when car is very slow or u are climbing up a hill. Then I can turn it off.

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