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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.