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 ____________.

tread

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

tread

____________ 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.

traction

Good car condition and a good road surface will help you maintain high levels of ______________.

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.

quadruples

As your speed doubles, your braking distance _________________.

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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