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Lesson 5

Part 3





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.



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