If you’ve ever watched a show like “MythBusters” or read about how to drive in an emergency, then you know that anti-lock brakes are great for helping car drivers stop quickly.

Repeat after me, “Emergency brake. Emergency brake.” The goal of the emergency break is to stop the car as quickly as possible without using friction brakes

It can depend on the car, but in general you should use emergency break as a last resort.

How do you use emergency brake with anti-lock brakes?

Start by pressing the “emergency brake” pedal in the driver’s footwell. It is typically a long extension of the gas pedal called a “dead man’s pedal”.

When anti-lock brakes are at their most effective?

Anti-lock brakes are more effective when braking slowly. They increase one’s ability to feel the onset of skidding and avoid it.

What are anti-lock brakes most effective?

Anti-lock brakes are most effective in stopping your car during slippery weather conditions.

How should we use anti-lock brakes?

There are a lot of data out there on anti-lock brakes, but here’s a general rundown.

What does driving a vehicle with anti-lock brakes allow you to do?

Drive with confidence in wet, icy conditions. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are electronic stability control systems.

What does the ABS allow drivers to do?

The ABS is the “Advanced Braking System” which prevents your car from skidding when it brakes.


You may need to stop in an emergency due to a misjudgement by other driver or by hazard arising suddenly like if a child comes suddenly infront of you.