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Q: Brake Failure

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Please, can a vehicle increase its speed during brake failure?

The vehicle can still accelerate during a brake failure however it would not be adviseable. If the brakes in your vehicle have failed, the safest thing to do is to coast to a safe locaton until your vehicle comes to a complete stop on its own and then exit the vehicle to determine the cause of the brake failure. I would never recommend accelerating during a brake failure.

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