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03-22-2013, 02:16 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
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Unfiortunately in some road surfaces ABS actually increases required stopping distance. Which is poorly understood and rarely stated. The public basically isn't properly informed on some of the technology.
In anycase ABS is an arguably poor replacement for drivers that properly learned to pump brakes and inately do that.
Also, why is it just assumed that people know how to properly utilize ABS brakes. Its not in my drivers manual. With ABS you DON'T pump brakes. Which is fine for new drivers that never learned the habit. But put seasoned drivers out there with ABS brakes and guess what they inately do wnen needing to stop quick. Pump brakes, which is the worst thing you can do with ABS brakes.
Funny how Pumping breaks is actually faulty on it's own. If you've ever taken a winter driving course that's one of the first things they tell you. Don't pump your breaks.. threshold break.
You can still threshold break with ABS... so slamming on ABS breaks isn't the correct thing to do either.. it's definately the easier thing to do.
Reading this thread the whole city should take a winter driving course. Pumping the breaks... that's some good 70's driving skills right there.. sheesh.
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