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Lesson 5

Part 3

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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.

 

 

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