Frequently Asked Questions


The legislation requires that all cars must have two independent brake systems: the service brake (or the foot brake) that acts on each wheel and the emergency brake assist (or the handbrake) that acts either on the rear wheels or on the front wheels. The handbrake is triggered by pulling a lever or by using an extra pedal. The handbrake device is made of a cable system that triggers the mechanism by pulling the lever in the proper position. If the service brake fails, the handbrake can be used as an alternative. When driving at high speed, the driver must be careful when using the handbrake as it may cause the vehicle to swerve.