This video from CarTipsTV has one of the most unsafe tips or hacks on YouTube and should be taken down immediately. The mechanic who is speaking Urdu, shows how to block a brake line at a flare fitting with a nail, nylon thread and a lighter.
The “hack” will work to stop a leak made by a ruptured brake hose, but it will stop the brake from working. Also, it will make the vehicle pull in one direction when the brakes are applied. In this video, it is clear to see that this is a small truck or bus.
Every year, more than 230,000 die on the roads in India. Almost every month, there is a tragic bus crash with multiple fatalities blamed on brake failure.