The Brake Pedal
Any amount of pressure on the brake will eventually stop the car, but the amount you’ll need depends on:
1. How fast the car is moving
2. How quickly you need to slow down or stop
Where you might get confused:
This pedal is connected only to the wheels and brake lights, so when you press it, the brake pads put resistance directly onto the wheels and this is what slows down and eventually stops the car. That's why it feels different to the gas pedal. The harder braking would be needed more in the middle stages to get rid of most of your speed. As you feel the car about to stop, it's time to use less pressure. The slower the car is moving, the less pressure you need to stop the car smoothly. This is because by then, the car’s body has less forward energy.
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