# Drive Right Chapter 5

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### gravity

The force of attraction between two objects.

### slow down

When you drive uphill, your car will ________ ________.

### downhill

The force of gravity can increase your speed going _____________.

### center of gravity

The point around which all of the object's weight is evenly balanced.

### low

Most vehicles have a ________ center of gravity so they can turn and maneuver smoothly.

### energy of motion

The faster your car moves, the more _________ __ __________ it has.

### friction

The force that keeps each tire from sliding on the road.

### traction

The friction created by a tire on the road is called ____________.

The grooved surface of a tire that grips the road is called ___________.

____________ helps your car on wet surfaces.

### bald

A ________ tire will not grip a wet or icy road well.

### blowout

A sudden loss of air pressure in one of your tires.

### traction limit

When braking and turning, you divide your _________ ___________.

### brake

In turning-braking situations, you will have to ease up on your _________ pedal to avoid skidding.

### banked

Curves that are ____________ help absorb some of your energy of motion.

### speed

You have no control over how sharp a curve is, but you can adjust your _____________.

### braking

Total stopping distance is a combination of:
- Perception Time and Distance
- Reaction Time and Distance
- _____________ Distance

### .75

The average reaction time is _____ seconds.

### reaction time

The amount of time you take to execute your action.

### braking distance

The distance your vehicle travels from the time you hit the brake until your vehicle stops.

### force of impact

An increase in speed or weight equal an increase in ___________ ___ ____________.

### distance

As _______________ between impact and stop increases, force of impact decreases.

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