Drivers Ed Chapter 5
Terms in this set (36)
________ tires are worn in the center.
______ ______ tires are worn on the edges
measured in PSI
pounds per square inch
PSI stands for
tire pops because of heat
If you have extra load, _____ _____ when completing a curve.
The faster you go, the more _______ it takes to stop.
factors that affect braking distance
2. vehicle condition
3. roadway surface
4. driver ability
5. antilock braking system (ABS)
the force that pulls vehicles toward the earth
the gripping action that keeps tires from slipping
passive restraint device
a restraint device that works automatically and the occupant does not need to fasten
the friction which allows tires to grip the roadway
active restraint device
a safety belt that vehicle's occupant must adjust
a curve that is higher on the outside
force of impact
the force with which one moving object hits another object
a sudden loss of air pressure in the tire, caused by a bald tire
energy of motion
the kinetic energy an object uses in motion
center of gravity
the point around which an object's weight is evenly distributed
total stopping distance
the distance your vehicle travels while stopping
the length of time it take you to identify, predict, and decide to slow for a hazard
the distance traveled while you identify a situation
the length of time you take toe execute your action in response to a hazard after you identify it
the distance your vehicle travels from the time you apply the brakes until your vehicle stops
the distance your vehicle travels while you identify and react to a hazard
traction and energy of motion
the two forces that work on your vehicle as you go around a curve
high levels of traction
If the road is clean, dry, level, smooth, paved, and straight, you will have ______ ________ ___ __________.
bridges and shaded areas
ice tends to form first on areas such as
Check tire pressure when the tires are ______.
Most collision occur at speeds less than ___ mph and extremely close to home.
dry, smooth roadway = _______ traction
loose-packed gravel roadway = ______ traction
snow tires on snow-covered roadway = _______ traction
tires with wide, deep tread on snow-covered roadway = ______ traction
In some cars, the center of gravity is _________.
highway transportation system
HTS stands for
Air bags fill up with ________.