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    #1

    panic braking = hard braking

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough toe tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following excerpt from an English text?

    "You can practice panic braking situations in an abandoned parking lot or empty street to find the limits of your tires and your brakes and see when they lock up because most bikes aren't equipped with anti-lock brakes and you want to know at which point you're going to lose traction with the road, when you are indeed in a panic braking situation."

    panic braking = hard braking

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: panic braking = hard braking

    It means braking that takes place very suddenly and due to unexpected events [ a child runs out in front of you / a car turns into the road without seeing the motorcyclist in which case both drivers will react with panic braking]. It will be hard, but that is not the meaning.

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    #3

    Re: panic braking = hard braking

    Alternatively, if someone means using the emergency or hand brake, that could be another accepted use.

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