P2 2.4: On the road

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What opposes the driving force of a car?
Friction and air resistance.
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What does the stopping distance of the car depend on?
The thinking and braking distance.
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What happens if the car is going faster when trying to stop it?
The bigger the deceleration so a bigger braking force is needed.
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How is the thinking distance increased?
If the driver is tired or under the influence of alcohol/drugs.
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How is the braking distance increased?
Poorly maintained roads, bad weather conditions and the condition of the car.
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Definition of friction?
A force opposing the movement of one surface over another.
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Definition of air resistance?
The opposition to a moving object through air.
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What does the stopping distance of the car depend on?

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The thinking and braking distance.

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What happens if the car is going faster when trying to stop it?

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How is the thinking distance increased?

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How is the braking distance increased?

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