Well, if you have been driving for long time then I am sure you must have heard about this question many times.
I have explored this a lot, tried both strategies in after all that all my conclusions are here:
- Brake first always when you are driving on highway or at higher speeds (above 40-50 km/h) consistently
- In city – mix between brake first and clutch first as per your comfort.
- Get your leg off clutch whenever possible – even when you are in city
- Always always brake first when driving downhill.
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Today while driving back from Koramangala to Electronic City I was mocked by a friend of mine for driving slow (For the record, I was driving at above 80 kmph on a road which had a speed limit of 80kmph, and by the way no one cares about the speed limit in India ). I was amazed by the fact that it was so difficult for him to understand the fact that there’s a line between being a good driver and being a stupid driver. It saddens me how I have been mocked so many times for lecturing people regarding road safety. In India, we are taught to neglect road safety everyday. Continue reading →