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Drivers Ed Vocab

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Idle
A gear that runs the car by itself
Acceleration
Increases speed
Rate of Acceleration
The amount of time it takes to accelerate from one speed to another
Deceleration
Decreasing speed
Rate of Deceleration
The time it takes to decelerate the speed
Threshold Braking
Stomping on your brakes to prevent your wheels from locking
Antilock Brake System
System that prevents your wheels from locking
Stick Shift
The thing that operates manual transmittions
Clutch
The third petal that lets you change gears, manual only
Frction Point
The point where the engine and the transmittion engage
Down Shift
To shift from higher to lower gear
Tracking
Keeping your vehicle moving on the path of travel
Hand-over-hand
Driving technique in which you cross hands to turn
Push- Pull
Driving technique in which you push and pull the stearing wheel