How to Stop A Car With No Brakes
Stay calm. A cool demeanor is your most valuable tool in any crisis.
Shift to the lowest gear. This works best with a manual transmission; but you can get some braking power from an automatic transmission as well.
Put on your hazard lights. Let other drivers know that you have a problem. Honk the horn as you come up on other drivers.
Pump the regular brakes. You may be able to slow down your car a little bit, enough to change a serious accident into a minor one.
Try the emergency brake. Be careful doing this. You might lock the wheels and put your car into a skid.
Steer your car toward a safe area. If you can head uphill without endangering other drivers or pedestrians, do so. Otherwise, steer toward a good place to crash.
Tips and Warnings
If you can't get the car into a lower gear, put it in neutral. This disengages the transmission and may allow you to force the transmission to a lower gear.
If you're going to crash into another car try to hit bumper to bumper or side to side. Although they're still plenty dangerous, these types of crashes are slightly less so than a T-bone collision. If you have a choice between a head-on collision and a rear-end collision, take the rear-end collision.
Wear your seatbelt while driving. Proper restraints will help you walk away from a crash caused by brake failure.
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