Guys and Gals....
How do you brake properly in a car such as a clio 172 or any car with semi decent brakes and ABS?
Last night i was a TOTAL IDIOT and in playing with a 2 litre Fiat nearly killed myself Angellica, and could have hurt other people as well because i could not stop in time. This Fiat stamped on the brakes the same time as me but he went zooming backwards and my car just started physically Boating left and right like a caravan about to over turn!!!
Whats going on?!?!? Why was he slowing and im not?!?
So the question.....
a) slam down on the brakes with the car in gear untill it comes to the point where its about to stall (aka as you have to do to pass ur driving test)
b) Slam on the brakes and clutch together to stop the engine working against the brakes which have enough power to lock themselves and let the ABS do its thing?
I went for A in this case but im sure its wrong!
I feel like such a prat! This is why under 25s have such high premiums! Theres was no need to try and get infront of the car i had already caught him up, there was nothing to prove, i should have braked sooner Aggghhhhhhh
Sorry for the moan but i and SO angry with myself.
Anyway please help me with the braking issue it will be very handy to know. Am i doing wrong by jamming in a low gear and braking or r my brakes just crap at highish speeds?