# Chapter 5 Drivers Ed. Vocabulary

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### Center of gravity

point around which an object's weight is evenly distributed

### Energy of motion

the energy an object has because it is moving

### gravity

force that pulls all things to earth

### banked curve

A curve that is higher on the outside than it is on the inside.

### blowout

a sudden loss of air pressure in a tire

### friction

force that keeps each tire from sliding on the road

outer grooved surface of a tire that grips the road

### breaking distance

the distance your car travels after you apply the breaks

### perception distance

distance your vehicle travels during perception time

### perception time

the length of time it takes you to identify, predict, and decide to slow for a hazard

### reaction distance

distance your vehicle travels while you react

### reaction time

length of time you take to execute your action

### total stopping distance

distance your vehicle travels while you make a stop

### active restraint device

restraint device that you have to engage

### force of impact

the force with which a moving object hits another object.

### passive restraint device

an automatic restraint device--such as an air bag.

### restraint device

Any part of a vehicle that holds an occupant in a collision

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