Parking Brake in Automobiles

In cars, the parking brake is a latching brake that is used to keep vehicle stationary. Parking brake is also used to stop a vehicle from rolling when both feet of the driver is on the clutch and accelerator pedals.

The parking emergency brake is built to operate the rear brakes by a series of steel cables that are connected to a hand lever. The parking brake acts on the rear wheels, when they have reduced traction while braking. In some cases, parking brake is applicable on the front wheel.

In emergency cases of brake failure when the vehicle is moving, the parking brake along with the engine gear system can be used to slow the vehicle down.