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How do cars & buses stop on a hill?

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My friend who retired from Met Museum because of long commute and expensive train ride. She's professional driver, but not on the hill.

How does bus driver and car drivers does to stay up in the hill like when M101 LTD caught on red light at 102nd St or BL14 White Plains caught on red light downhill?

How does bus and car drivers stay up on the hill?

Is there trick to it.

If you guys know, please help and thank you for your help.

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The driver can eather, hae his foot on the breaks or set the break feature, usually on buses a B/O would apply the break system (The yellow button), just in case the vehicle slides back B)

 

Same goes for school buses, access- a - ride and sooo on :)~

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The driver must use either the brake pedal or apply the parking brake while stopped on a hill. If neither are applied, the vehicle will roll back on an uphill or roll forward on a downhill and may possibly hit another vehicle or a pedestrian. If a vehicle is stopped on an uphill and has clearance to go, the driver has to immediately his/her foot off the brake pedal and on the gas pedal to prevent the vehicle from rolling back. If a vehicle is stopped on a downhill and has clearance to go, the driver can release the brake pedal, but must keep his/her foot on it to make adjustments.

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Slightly off-topic, I remember one of reality show that having to do biggest job. I forgot what that was called. I remember competetiors had to drive trailer truck slow icy Alaska.

How about that hill?

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Three ways it can be done when driving...

 

-Brake (release when ready to go, if on uphill hit gas immediately to stop from rolling backwards)

 

-Parking brake (use to hold position, place foot on brake before releasing, this is just to save your foot from having to press the pedal, when you release the brake if you're on an uphill, hit the gas immediately not to roll backwards)

 

-Accelerator (that's right pushing the gas will hold you on an uphill grade if you use the exact amount of motor power but it takes feel and it's NOT RECOMMENDED because it's not good for the motor)

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You can handle the clutch if its in gear or keep foot on brake in a car. If in a car & brakes bad or auto trans & slide down hill pull parking brake.

 

- A

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Parking brake is a mechanical connection in most cases to the rear brakes which engages the rear brakes for parking, you can also use it in emergencies to stop if brake pedal unresponsive or stuck. You should always apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle.

 

- A

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For MTA (and possibly most other companies who do transit work), you would engage your parking brake, while waiting on a hill, going uphill. When the light turns green and you can proceed, you would depress the accelerator, then release the parking brake. This prevents roll back. Some as you possibly seen, just slightly hold the accelerator, so the bus doesn't go forward or backwards, then when they can go, they just depress the accelerator harder. Problem is if you get rear ended, you might hit the accelerator harder, and rear end the vehicle in front of you, or you might accelerate into crossing traffic............

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