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Brakes failed today. Very scary!

August 6 2012 at 6:38 PM
Renata  (Login doglvr)


I was with DD on my way to pick up some legal docs from my lawyer re: my mom's death. I applied the brakes (husband's car, a 1999 Audi) and they felt sluggish and not as responsive as usual. But the car did stop. At the stop light, I looked around for where I could safely pull over in case the brakes did fail, and sure enough, they did. Thankfully I kept my wits about me and it was good that I had "preplanned" what I was going to do. I had to cross on-coming traffic because of the lane I was in and how many cars there were, but we safely pulled into a parking lot. I was very, very shaken up but called DH, AAA, etc. Thank God this didn't happen on one of summer road trips on winding mountain roads, or the freeway...

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  1. Thank you God. - BlessedThistle on Aug 6, 2012, 6:56 PM
  3. OMG. How scary - Margolis on Aug 6, 2012, 8:46 PM
  5. am very glad you are ok - THK on Aug 6, 2012, 9:26 PM
    1. Yeah, I did lean on the horn! - Renata on Aug 7, 2012, 7:42 AM
  6. Thank G-d - demomone on Aug 7, 2012, 4:18 AM
  8. I am so glad you noticed it when you did! - thesameboat on Aug 7, 2012, 6:09 AM
  10. so glad you (and kids?) are ok! - Elaine on Aug 7, 2012, 12:13 PM
  12. So glad you're all okay! - Veesha on Aug 7, 2012, 8:47 PM
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