If your brakes stop working while driving, which of the following must be done?
If your brakes stop working: 1) Pump the brake pedal several times. This will often build up enough brake pressure to allow you to stop. 2) If that does not work, use the parking brake. Pull on the parking brake handle slowly so you will not lock the rear wheels and cause a skid. Be ready to release the brake if the vehicle does start to skid. 3) If that does not work, start shifting to lower gears and look for a safe place to slow to a stop. Make sure the vehicle is off the roadway. Do not drive the vehicle without brakes.