If you loose your brakes while driving……

This is just good emergency information you may not have heard. Do not turn off the engine as if you have power steering you will loose control of the wheel.

Do put your foot on the brake, shift into neutral, and try to pull off the road. That’s about all you can do, but at least you won’t be going one hundred miles an hour and endangering yourself and everyone else on the road.

(If you wonder why I posted this in each category, it’s because most of us drive!)

Be safe when driving. Courtesy is underrated, and if people think “guns” are dangerous, just remember your car is a huge and heavy piece of equipment that can be a huge danger if not driven safely.
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I have been asked what happened to my stressmanagementmagic blog. I no longer write that blog, but write here:

http://www.stressmanagementmagic.com/2010/02/contest-stress-free/

Check it out and take a few minutes between now and May 1st. There is no fee, great prizes, and it will bring some good things to mind, I hope!
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Here is a Bible verse that I found JUST WHEN I NEEDED IT. Sometimes it happens that way.
“Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, He remains faithful to us and will help us, for He cannot disown us, who are a part of Himself, and He will always carry out His promises to us.”
2 Timothy 2:13

Have a BEAUTIFUL DAY!

Marsha

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4 Responses to “If you loose your brakes while driving……”

  1. secondsit Says:

    wow…..helpful tip.. ill try and remember that. i guess, turning off the engine to make the vehicle stop only works with stick shifts.

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Yes. When you turn off a stick shift, you don’t loose power steering because you probably don’t have it. (I am not an expert on all vehicles πŸ™‚ In automatic vehicles when the power goes off so does the power steering – and when you are used to the “power” it’s difficult to steer. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  3. Slamdunk Says:

    Good advice on the car emergency. I would hate to be a Toyota sales associate these days–even though a good portion of the incidents are driver error.

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    I would also hate to be a Toyota sales associate (would hate to be any car dealer associate).I think that would be tough trying to sell such expensive and diverse items.

    I’ve had Toyotas and as the saying goes, “I love my Toyota”. I stick with the 4 runner though as I like to transport my kayak, my dog, and love knowing if I needed a place to sleep we could all fit in it! πŸ™‚ Survivalist, I guess. Have a fantastic weekend!

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