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Molly
01-12-2007, 18:47
Can truck brakes lead to truck accidents? Absolutely. Most people assume that because you are a truck, you must have the best brakes. What they fail to realize is that trucks cannot stop nearly as quickly as a passenger car. For example, a car driving at 55 miles per hour can stop in about 225 feet using its hydraulic brakes. However, a truck traveling at the same 55 miles per hour speed will take more than 400 feet to stop on its compressor air brakes.