Anti-lock braking system, or ABS, is a technology equipped in newer vehicles to ensure safety and maximum control during hard braking. ABS prevents wheels from locking up when brakes are suddenly applied, protecting the wheels from skidding. A skidding wheel has no traction. Without wheel traction, there can be no car control.
When hard braking using a car equipped with ABS, it is important to press the brake pedal firmly to allow the system to work properly. Letting the pedal go or pumping it may lengthen your stopping distance, making you more prone to road-related accidents.
Innovations such as the ABS give occupants added protection they need while on the road. However, when defectively manufactured, these are the same innovations that can put their lives at risk. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt by a defective car safety component in Milwaukee, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.