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Updated:August 30, 2013

Mistakes when braking on a slope

1 Example

You are driving a front-wheel-drive vehicle with studless tires. You put it in drive gear and brake rapidly. You can not stop and run somebody over.

Mistakes when braking on a slope

2 What did you do wrong?

  • You did not recognize how dangerous the slope was.
  • You tried to slow down by using only the foot-brake.
  • You put too much confidence in your studless tires on a snowy road.

3 How to Avoid Accidents

  • You need to have self-confidence, but do not have too much confidence.
  • On a downward sloping hill, the center of gravity shifts from the back to the front,so that the tail of the vehicle gets shaken.
  • Before going into a downhill, shift down properly and try not to step on the brake too much.
  • Remember the car can not stop immediately on a slope, snowy or frozen road.

*When you go downhill, use your gears.