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Old 12-25-2008, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin45

Not being a smartazz, just curious.
Not being a smartazz....

How would the rear "come around" if it locked up first? It seems to me if the front locked first, then the rear could come around.

That is one of the reasons truckers were unhooking their front brakes, so the rear would pull them to a stop and not jacknife.
To save an argument, take a toy car and tape the front wheels from turning. Give it a push. Then tape the rear wheels to prevent their turning. Give it a push.

Any trucker that disabled front axle brakes was not only a moron but flagrant of DOT Regs.

If you have a toy tractor-trailer, repeat the test above. A sliding wheel has less rolling resistance than a turning wheel. Less friction on a wet pavement (or dry too actually) and the locked wheel will overcome the resistance of the turning wheel. One reason you cannot steer in a panic stop.
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