POINTS OF INTEREST
Gravity increases stopping distance on downgrades.
The higher a car’s center of gravity, the more difficult
it is for you to control the car.
Increased speed and weight both result in an increase in a vehicle’s
energy of motion, or resistance to stopping.
Centrifugal force resists your efforts to round a curve or turn.
A banked curve and the inside of a crowned curve are safer to round
than a flat curve or the outside of a crowned curve.
Stopping distance is made up of perception, reaction, and braking
distance. Driver alertness and experience are important factors
in stopping in time.