“Sentimental stuttering brake” – some people surely still have the words of their driving instructor in their ears when things get dicey on the road. But what made sense in the past has lost its validity in the course of technical progress. In cars with ABS, stutter braking is actually counterproductive, the safety experts at TÜV warn. This would dramatically increase the braking distance. In the event of danger, drivers of modern cars should step on the brake pedal as hard as possible – and keep their foot there until the situation is over.
Almost every vehicle now has ABS, which makes the “stutter brake” superfluous – even many 20-year-old cars! In an emergency on a vehicle with ABS, simply press the brake pedal as hard as possible.
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