Funny video describing how to properly use Prius brakes
Warning – adult language and overuse of f-words – must be 18+ to watch this video
Basically this dude is right in a way that many people who drive a Prius and many other cars should give up their driver’s license and use public transportation.
Still, this dud is full of it – I drive a Prius and my brakes problem is completely different:
After going through with Toyota’s recall which is basically a firmware update to change the braking timing, my Prius still won’t completely stop if I drive over a man-hole cover while braking. So I think the problem is in part mechanical.
Besides, this guy is driving a 2010 Prius (Gen 3) while the Prius in California, which cops had to stop, was a Gen 2 (2009 or earlier model). So the brake systems are different. And that Prius also had the “sticky gas pedal” syndrome of a new Toyota Camry.
In any case, this is a very funny video, as it’s true – many people have no idea how to drive or to slow down. He is right in terms of putting your car in neutral or pushing the power button to shut off the engine, if you cant’s stop.