Her brakes wore out too fast


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Regarding the caller who wore out her brakes too fast, and your answer that she drives too fast, I disagree! Brakes don’t wear out from driving too fast but from decelerating too often and too fast. The causes of the latter are from 1) tailgating and 2) failing to slow down by coasting when it is obvious that there is a stop or delay coming up down the road a ways. Of course the two go together most of the time. I am a fast driver. I accelerate rapidly into open spaces in traffic and lag behind when there is no place to go. I very seldom, compared to other drivers on the road in front of me, have to use my brakes.