View Single Post
Old 01-02-2013, 04:51 PM   #19
Zeeper
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 299286
Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
Green/Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by grubincan View Post
These guys say the opposite.... http://wikicars.org/en/Anti-Lock_Brakes_(ABS)
For every quote there is an equal and opposite quote.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/problems/e...kes/page1.html

The question would be what surface are you driving on? Gravel, snow, ice, dry or wet pavement. The answer will be different for all of them.

In most cases the ability to steer is as important as the ability to stop fast. I've driven a car that would lock its brakes very quickly in slippery conditions (the first car I drove was a 70's Ford Maverick) and it was terrible in the snow, and the rain, because when it locked up you could no longer steer it, and was terrible until my sister totalled it (on a snowy road).

Personally, I prefer ABS. In any case, no driver is going to outperform the ABS so pumping the brakes on a car with ABS is not helpful, and will only increase your stopping distance.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by Zeeper; 01-02-2013 at 04:59 PM.
Zeeper is offline   Reply With Quote