A 38-year-old former jeepney driver invented a new layer of protection in the hydraulic brake system of vehicles to reduce the number of road accidents.
Melchor Heñosa, a father of five from Pakil, Laguna, is the inventor of the “Leak Saving Valve for Brake System of Motorized Vehicles”, a device that immediately stops any leak of brake fluid, enabling the driver to regain control of the vehicle and avoid collision and other deadly accidents.
“At present, drivers are only advised to properly maintain their vehicles and avoid being reckless on the road. But even if they are not reckless, there is a chance that the brake fluid can leak and they lose the power to control their vehicles. This is why drivers need the brake leak sealing valve,” Heñosa says in an interview at the IP Center in Taguig City.