The far more dangerous scenario is a high-speed abort. During every takeoff (unless light loaded for FCLPs) you will find yourself in a heavy gross-weight braking scenario when executing a high-speed abort.
During an abort the jet continues to accelerate for a few seconds after reducing the throttles to idle.
I looked at the airspeed indicator when the abort was called and saw we were right at maximum abort speed and below maximum brake speed as the throttles went to idle.
The only uncertainty that remained was the status of our brakes after the high-speed abort.
For all my practiced abort scenarios, I've only had to use these skills twice in my career.
I had seen this scenario before in the simulator and aborted the takeoff, in accordance with the boldface procedures, safely getting the plane to a stop and returning it to maintenance.
Upon seeing the kamikaze, I aborted again, using the entire remaining 9,500 feet of runway.
Use the ground crew to check brake temperatures after any abort. We were fortunate that the tire failed on the taxiway, instead of the runway.
Why, then, should we be legally indifferent to her decision to abort
The Aircraft Commander, who had a clear view of the caution panel, called "Abort