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How to stop your car if your brakes fail

Many drivers freak out when their brakes go out. While this event is often terrifying, the best strategy is to remain calm and take the following steps.

First, drivers should take their foot off the gas pedal, and turn off cruise control if it is on.

Second, drivers should attempt to pump the brake pedal. In some cases, pumping will restore the brake’s function temporarily.

Third, drivers should apply the emergency brake. If none of these strategies works, then drivers should locate the safest place possible to crash, such as an open field or parking lot.

If you have been injured in a crash due to a failed brake, contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

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