>Everyone should practice with their ABS system every now an then. Take
>the car up to around 60, and absolutely stand on the brake - get used to
>the feel of the pedal vibrating, and keeping it there....
That would be great, but where? Around here, that will get you killed.
But I do agree that people need to learn what it's like. I just got my
1st car with ABS, and I've been driving for about 40+ yrs.
As someone else said, I'm not a fan of ABS. It's up to the driver to
know the conditions, and drive accordingly.
When I was a kid, we had 1 dirt road in town that wasn't traveled much. I
took my cars out there where you could slide them around to learn how
to control different situations. Most people can't do that any more.
>I can create the issue at will at a local toll booth. I
>am _not_ hard on the brake. Barely even 25% when the the tires
>hit the lip of the cement patch for the toll booth. Speed 5-10mph.
>It feels as if I released the brakes. Keeping the same brake pedal
>makes the problem worse as I've found....
Got to love all the technology. Not to mention air bags.
I really think that all this new crap on the cars isn't helping. The
more stuff the car companies do to try and make the cars safer, the
worse the drivers get. Between I've got insurance, with all the air
bags I can't get hurt, and ABS I get hit anything, it appears that more
and more drivers are driving a lot worse. Let some of these tailgaters
try driving a car without power brakes and see what happens.
The gov. or any group can't legislate intelligence and safety. I was
just in the junkyard the other day. All the late model cars there just
torn all to hell. Many looked like someone had to have died in them.
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