The 2013 Weather GDT
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03-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
I don't like ABS. It increases my stopping distance on black ice and while its good to have, its only good in perfect ideal situations that never happen (lots of road, no cars around you, lots of distance). In the city, it makes your situation worse, because you now cant stop in time, and its not like you can legally steer into another car to dodge the car infront of you.
Unless you're on a soft surface (note: snow is one), a modern ABS system will typically stop your car faster than locking up your tires.
Locking up your tires on a soft surface like snow or gravel can help stop your car because there will be a build up of material in front of the tires that helps slow the car.
Nevermind that once your tires lock up, the possibility of your car inducing a spin goes up as well.
I have only had a car with ABS for two months now, but I greatly prefer it to my older car that didn't have it.
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