# Forces

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What is 'thinking distance'?
Thinking distance is the distance travelled between the need for braking and the brakes starting to act.
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What is "braking distance"?
Braking distance is the distance taken to stop once the brakes have been applied.
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The stopping distance at 80 mph is 120 m.
The thinking distance is 24 m and the braking distance is 96 m
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When driving a car, thinking distance can be increased by:
Drinking alcohol
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When driving a car, stopping distance is increased by:
Having new tyres
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In which direction does friction act?
In the opposite direction as the direction of movement
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## Other cards in this set

### Card 2

#### Front

What is "braking distance"?

#### Back

Braking distance is the distance taken to stop once the brakes have been applied.

### Card 3

#### Front

The stopping distance at 80 mph is 120 m.

### Card 4

#### Front

When driving a car, thinking distance can be increased by:

### Card 5

#### Front

When driving a car, stopping distance is increased by: