No one can predict exactly what to do to minimize the effects of an emergency situation, because each one presents different possibilities. But there are ways to prepare yourself for the unexpected.
- Prepare for a Drive
- Everyday Driving Challenges
- Driving in Bad Weather
- Handle Unexpected Situations
We will be driving in some mountainous areas next year. What do we do if the brakes stop working?
If the engine appears to be functioning normally, pump the brake pedal rapidly. If this does not work, apply steady pressure to the parking brake, which generally controls just the rear wheels.
Can you provide some information on what to do if I’m involved in a crash?
The most important thing is to stay calm and make sure you and your passengers are okay and not injured. You will need to remain at the scene of the incident and alert the appropriate authorities by calling 911 right away. Report the incident to your insurance company, regardless of whether or not you are ticketed or think you are at fault.
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