Producers can reduce their drivers' panic in emergency stopping situations by adding a braking device that ensures a fail-safe braking system. The Emergency Braking System consists of two metal frames mounted to the truck's chassis just in front of the rear wheels. Each frame holds a polyurethane wedge and a treaded rubber flap.The EBS works like an anchor. When the driver pushes a cab-mounted panic button, a mechanism releases a locking pin, and gravity forces both frames to swing down 90 degrees. The frame's bottom flap drops quickly to the pavement or road surface. Whether the wheels are still rotating or not, the vehicle's momentum first draws the leading flaps under the tires. The vehicle's continuing forward motion slams the tires into a polyurethane wedge. In addition to the significant increase in safety, EBS is said to reduce tire costs. The system is also a theft-deterrent and stability tool.EBS was awarded the Motor Carrier Council's 1987 Safety Innovation Award for its design and potential effect on the trucking industry.Keywords: Emergency Brake Technologies, EBS, brake