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Is driving without brakes really that dangerous?
Posted 12/11/14 , edited 12/11/14
lol no go ahead and do it. Everything is fun at first.

Using gear to slow down. Not good if you have to pay for repairs.
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Posted 12/11/14

Riesel wrote:

lol no go ahead and do it. Everything is fun at first.

Using gear to slow down. Not good if you have to pay for repairs.


I really shouldn't have asked this question to a bunch of otaku that don't have their license.
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Posted 12/11/14
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Posted 12/12/14
Just gonna assume you mean coasting to a stop or using your manual transmission to slow down, and yeah that's perfectly fine and highly economical, anyone that drives a motorcycle uses engine braking more than their brakes on the twisty roads when they're cruising around or on coming off the highway to slow down you run through the gears to have the engine stop you rather than relying on the brakes entirely. Though driving without working brakes isn't ideal even brakes with no pads left can still stop you in an emergency however (mind you, not so well) so long as your caliper isn't frozen, you'll be alright.
Posted 12/12/14 , edited 12/12/14
Is driving with no legs dangerous?
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Posted 12/12/14
Who needs brakes when you can just crash every time you want to stop!
Posted 12/12/14

lilliputian_otaku wrote:


Riesel wrote:

lol no go ahead and do it. Everything is fun at first.

Using gear to slow down. Not good if you have to pay for repairs.


I really shouldn't have asked this question to a bunch of otaku that don't have their license.


I'm an otaku with no license?
Posted 12/12/14

Riesel wrote:

I'm an otaku with no license?


Yes.

Unleash your fury.

It amuses me.
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Posted 12/12/14
Lol. Asks if driving without breaks is dangerous, and proceeds to call everyone who says yes idiots. Doing forums right.

It's stupid as hell. It's obviously illegal... As if that even needed saying. And how someone would lack the common sense to get their brakes repaired is beyond me.
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Posted 12/12/14 , edited 12/12/14
<Also understands the actual question>

I don't know enough about diesel engines to say, but putting extra strain on the engine instead of the brakes may be more costly for the owner in the long term.

But for the sake of using brake lights to warn people you're slowing down, I have to say the more information you give the idiots on the road the better. Doubtless close to half the people on the road in morning rush hour are sleep deprived, and then some additional portion is looking at their phone or fiddling with something assuming traffic in front of them will continue at the exact same pace. If you're in a big truck, those sleepyheads behind you also *don't* have the benefit of seeing traffic in front of you to know what's happening down the road.

I see people rear-end cars in traffic way too much. You'd *think* they would not stay so close, but there's always someone riding your rear.

As a fellow driver, *I* would certainly appreciate it if you used every tool at your disposal to broadcast your intentions, especially since you in the truck would be less affected by a rear-end than most other people on the road. Even assuming no-one is hurt, an accident still drains time from you, the other person, and everyone else trying to share the road, not to mention expenses, legal issues, angry bosses, etc.

Better not to rely too much on the rationality and intelligence of others. I see people making turns without signals all the time -- *I* figure out what the heck they're starting to go slow for, but why even annoy the person behind you momentarily or give them the sense business will continue as usual?

EDIT: And even if you don't really *use* the brake pads, just tapping the pedal to flash the lights a few times will do the job. All the external lights on a vehicle are there for one reason -- to broadcast information.
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Posted 12/12/14
Is driving with no brakes good? Hell no, you're gonna die. Is using engine brakes good? Of course, less wear & tear on parts and superior control. Now, if you could just learn to ask a question properly...
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Posted 12/12/14

lilliputian_otaku wrote:

I knew this was a bad idea, but I posted it hoping for half intelligent responses. That was asking for too much. A mod should delete this before it encourages idiots to show off their stupidity any further.


I'm closing this because it seems you want that, and you've modified your opening post to make it impossible for anyone to answer whatever it was you originally asked (which I can now only guess at).

I agree it's frustrating when people seem to misunderstand a post or to have not read it when they reply but in the future please handle with more respect and don't insult others who are just trying to have a conversation (even if they've perhaps been a bit careless). One way you can help when starting a thread is to make the title more clear (or to report the thread to a mod if it becomes obvious people are confused--we can change titles for you.)

Finally, mods don't read or re-read every post in every thread -- and we aren't alerted every time someone edits so it was only by chance that I saw your edited opening post indicating a desire to close the thread. Next time you need a mod's assistance to close a thread, please click the "Report to moderator" link and when prompted say that it's because you want the thread closed (or title changed or whatever).

Here's a link to CR 's site rules. Please note especially the portions that deal with being respectful and not insulting others.
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