Quick Help from Public Prevented Disaster from Happening due to Brake Failed City Bus
Quick Help from Public Prevented Disaster from Happening due to a Brake failed KSRTC Route No 45 City Bus, near Lady Hill ,Mangaluru
Mangaluru: We may not think about them very often, but we put a lot of trust in our brakes. Brakes of our vehicles are one of the first lines of defense against accidents. However, like every mechanical system, brakes arent perfect. Under the best of conditions, brakes have a limited lifespan. Over time, they wear out and stop working. Worse, sometimes brakes are poorly designed or have a manufacturing defect and dont function properly at all. Thats a scary thing to consider how big a risk is brake failure? Brakes can fail at any point in that process. The most common cause of failure is a leak in the brake lines. The brake fluid will slowly drain out, until there isnt enough left to transmit the pressure from the pedal to the tires. The brakes can also fail when the discs or drums wear out, so they can no longer put enough friction on the wheels to stop them. Other mechanical issues within the system may also arise, but are less common.
But in todays incident of brake failure of a bus, luckily did not result in any public damage or any other severe consequences. It was around 11 am on Saturday, 2 January 2021, a KSRTC City Bus bearing Registration number KA 42 F 1918 plying from State Bank towards Katipalla after making a stop at Lady Hill Bus shelter going towards Urwa Store, going a few yards showed signs of brake failure. Luckily the bus was slow since it just moved after the stop at the bus shelter. The driver alerted the public and street vendors nearby about the brake failure and asked for help in stopping the bus, whichever way they could.
The driver of the bus wanted to move the bus sideways from the main road so it could stop near