50 Car Innovations We're Thankful For

Anti-Lock Brakes

Cars are awesome, and so is speed. Speed, however, becomes decidedly less awesome as soon as the option of stopping goes away and is replaced with the eventuality of smashing one's face into a tree. Most people don't even know how to drive without a set of anti-lock brakes any more. Just reflexively standing on the brakes as hard as you can does not end well in an older car.

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