Right, but using threshold braking also maintains steering control, thats the key: Maximum braking power while maintaining directional control. Also, with the ABS pumping you have less steering control than if you are properly braking at the threshold.Toyotaman said:By the way isn't the whole purpose of ABS to help you maintain steering control while stopping? I didn't think it was meant to stop you any faster, but to allow you to control the vehicle's path because you can't in a skid.
Now, I don't want to promote everybody ditching ABS and VSC if they haven't been to trained in emergency maneuvers, if you don't know how to apply the skills I have been talking about (nothing wrong with that,the vast majority of drivers can't) , please, please buy this safety equipement. For your safety, the safety of your family, and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians.