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When traveling down a steep downgrade, the best way to use your brakes is to:
Answers
A.  Ride the brakes all the way down the hill.
B.  Apply the brakes for a few seconds, then release the brakes for a few seconds. Continue to repeat these steps as you travel down the hill.
C.  Apply the brakes only near the bottom of the downgrade.
D.  Apply consistent pressure to the brake pedal all the way down the hill.
Explanation
On a long or steep downgrade, brakes should only be used to supplement the braking effect of the engine. Apply the brakes just enough to feel a definite slowing down, then release them once you are about 5 mph below your target "safe" speed. Once your vehicle reaches its safe speed again, repeat this process.
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This question's difficulty is Medium

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