The ABS and breaking efficiency of my Linea got tested yesterday. But am praying to GOD I never face this again. Route : Trichy - Madurai expressway (home to office – so I know this road upside down). Speed of my Linea : 90 to 100. Don’t know why I was driving slow yesterday even if I was getting late for office when my regular speed in this route is 110+. Just thanking GOD. The truck in front : Moving on the left lane at an estimated speed of 40 to50. Started overtaking the truck from the right lane and then – when I have already crossed the truck by 1/3rd through, it started changing lane to the right sharply ::OO obviously without noticing that I was so close. On the right is the road divider and on the left to front are the rear truck wheels!! First time in my life experienced what death can be!! Reflex action made me slam the brakes to the full and nerves ready for the crash. Holding the steering wheel tight so that it does not steer out of control. In my mind, I decided, let it crash, but at least it should not get out of control and hit the people standing on the divider (it was close to a bus stop and people waiting to cross the road – glimpsed those frightened faces). The car just screeched for a sec or two & kept sliding over the road for a few mtrs and came to a standstill without wavering for a cm on the right or left. Had it moved even an inch on the right or left, either side of the car would have gone. No extra stress felt on my hands on the wheel. Was still not sure if my left front was scrapped by the rear of the truck. Could’nt believe it was so close! I never had so many feelings and thoughts in those 2 secs. (Crisis does make man more efficient). Immediately took up speed, stopped the truck and gave a good piece of my mind. :hit Seems the helper was driving the truck with eyes fully red!! India will never change. :A Could’nt believe that there was’nt a single scratch on my darling. Kept on checking so many times. Except the burnt smell of rubber from the tires there was nothing unusual. Relaxed for a few mins and then continued to office. Checked the car again once reached office and thanked God. :dance Upon reflection, was really pleased with the breaking performance of my Linea. 90 to ZERO in 2 secs and 10mtrs and right on track without any pressure on the steering wheel? :wow Obviously did’nt have a stopwatch and measuring tape ready otherwise could have applied for some records maybe…. But that’s not important….Just want to say Thankyou Linea :clap , Thankyou FIAT :clapping and now heading for a temple.