I figure it's about time we make a dedicated thread for this.
I definitely gave the panic braking system a workout this morning. Travelling downhill around 35-40 MPH, a deer jumps out right in front of me
. As soon as I noticed him on the side of the road, I dropped into B mode (natural habit at this point to keep my hand on the shifter when going downhill, especially on the particular hill I was on), then when he kept coming out onto the road I stood on the brake pedal. Within 30-40 feet, I was stopped. I MISSED HIM!!
. I was amazed that the i-MiEV stopped so quickly, especially on a wet road while going downhill.
Of course, since my tires did squeal shortly before stopping, this must have scared the deer as the front of my car is peppered with dark spots that weren't there before
. I wish I had a dashcam or CaniOn running, so I could see just how quickly I stopped.
The (rhetorical) questions I have are:
1. Which tires skidded?
2. How did I manage to not have someone behind me for once?