Road Safety and Brakes

In this section we will provide an overview of the importance of safe braking. Knowing how to brake safely is an important requirement for safe driving, especially where more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are concerned. They are all too often the victims of inattention by car, van, truck and bus drivers.

Safe braking involves more than merely knowing how much pressure to apply to the brakes. Safe braking also involves knowing what your stopping distances are at different speeds and in different conditions.

Poorly maintained braking components are a big safety risk. It’s recommended that you have your brakes checked each time your vehicle’s oil is changed – about every 10,000 kilometres. This quick inspection can help prevent problems down the road, ensuring the safety of you, your family and other road users.


Advice And Tips On Braking Safety

Braking may not seem to be such a big deal. Just apply the brake, right? Well actually, keeping safe on the road and braking properly is more of an art than you might think. Seven great braking tips to help keep you and other road users safe Don't constantly apply the...

What Is A Brake?

If the braking system in your car fails, you and other road users are in big trouble. Brakes allow you to slow down and stop with efficiency and safety. At its simplest, a brake a mechanism which inhibits wheel motion and allows you to slow down or stop. Most modern...