Despite following all the tips and indications for safe driving, there is always a risk of an accident due to external factors, which is why we are often forced to react quickly, causing an emergency stop. But the climatic and external conditions will not always be favourable, and that is a key factor to take into account.
So, what is the best way to carry out optimal emergency braking in each situation?
- Braking in a straight line: In most cases we will find ourselves in situations where we will have to brake in a straight line. To do this, we must press the brake pedal hard and keep the steering wheel straight to maximize the adherence of the tires to the asphalt.
- Curve braking: If we need to brake before or during a curve, we must press the brake pedal very hard and press the clutch while turning the steering wheel slightly to take advantage of the full width of our lane. If there are no oncoming vehicles, we can also take advantage of the full width of the road.
- Emergency braking with an obstacle: In this case, we must press the brake pedal hard and turn the steering wheel slightly to maintain vehicle contact with the ground. It must be taken into account that if we turn too sharply, we will lose grip and the braking distance will increase.
- Braking in the rain: The procedure for this is similar to braking in the dry, but here the braking time and distance will be longer due to weather conditions. So it is very important to pay attention at all times to be able to react as soon as possible.