An Unexpected Predicament: When My Brakes Failed, My Courage Prevailed

It’s time for a new car.

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An Unexpected Crisis: When My Brakes Failed, My Courage Prevailed”
By Rose CG designed with Canva

One of those scary driving dreams

Have you ever had one of those scary dreams where you’re driving along, and the car unexpectedly breaks down, but it continues moving forward? At first, it feels like a slow-motion scene from a movie, and it’s hard to believe that it’s happening.

The car’s motor has completely died, leaving behind an eerie silence.

Your grip tightens on the steering wheel, knuckles turning pale as you cling on for dear life. Suddenly, you forget how to breathe. To make it worse, the car is heading toward several parked cars at the end of the block.

The brake pedal sinks beneath your foot as you desperately hope for a miracle that they’ll work. No matter how hard or how many times you push down on the brakes, the car will not stop or even slow down.

Everything outside the front windshield is coming at the car, but the car still won’t stop.

Automatically embracing the steering wheel, you give it one last big full-body tug. At the last second, before impact, it turned with the speed of a very old turtle. Beads of sweat drip off your forehead as you exhale, and the car comes to a stop.

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