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Tips for driving on ramps: reduce your speed before going downhill

Tips for driving on ramps reduce speed before going downhill

More attention and skills are needed to drive on ramp than on flat ground

Due to the inertia force, it is more difficult to drive downhill road than uphill road. If it is a short gentle slope, the gears can be increased or decreased on the basis of normal driving; if it is a long slope, the following measures shall be taken:

1. Reduce the speed before the slope so that the vehicle can enter the downhill at a slow speed.

2. Shift into the appropriate gear before going downhill. Generally, the second or third gear should be selected. It is strictly forbidden to shift gears after entering the downhill road section.

3. In the downhill section, it is strictly forbidden to slide in neutral, and the vehicle must be put into a proper gear to reduce the sliding speed by using the engine's holding effect.

4. Brake shall be used carefully in downhill section. Before downhill, whether the brake performance is good shall be tested. If there is any fault, it shall be removed before downhill. On the way down the long slope, the brake can be used intermittently to effectively control the vehicle's sliding speed. Try to avoid the use of emergency braking. When emergency braking is necessary, the vehicle can only be braked when it keeps straight ahead.

5. The steering wheel shall be light in downhill section, and the steering wheel shall not be jerked to prevent overturning due to large inertia force, fast speed and improper use of steering wheel.

6. The distance between vehicles shall be kept above 50m. If the slope is too long, the inertia force of each vehicle is very large, and the workshop distance should be increased appropriately.

7. If the downhill is followed by the uphill, when approaching the bottom of the slope, it is necessary to make preparations for slope flushing, release the brake pedal in time and shift into the high-speed gear in time.