Stopping in an Emergency
Stopping in and emergency:
When driving normally, good planning and anticipation skills should mean you won’t need to brake suddenly or harshly at all, however if an emergency arises you must be able to stop quickly and under control.
There are four main elements to a good emergency stop:
1. Quick reactions (speed you move your foot from the gas to the brake).
2. Progressive braking (squeeze the brake on firmly, no stamping).
3. Clutch timing (clutch pedal down just before stopping, giving braking assistance
from the engine and better stability).
4. Steering (both hands firmly holding the wheel).
Remember you are stopping in the shortest possible distance and under full control (no skidding). Do not check your mirrors first as it will delay your braking.