It's an obvious idea. Coming down off the Ridge Route (AKA The Grapevine) portion of I-5, on the north end's over 3000 foot descent I've seen trucks with brakes smoking or actually on fire. I've asked myself why don't they use disk brakes? Also, if you've seen European truck tractor races, you've seen the steam from the water cooling of the brakes. As an emergency expedient, water would save a truck in trouble. Why not?
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