P2 3.7: Car Safety.

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  • Created on: 07-03-16 13:23
What are safety features designed to do?
Reduce the force that is put on the occupants in a collison.
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What features fold up in a collision?
Side impact bars and crumple zones.
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What do features that fold in collisions do to help?
Increase the impact time and reduce the forces acting on the occupants.
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What other features are there inside the car?
Air bags and seatbelts.
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How do the features inside the car help?
Spread the forces on the body across a larger area.
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How does a air bag work?
Drivers head hits the airbag changes the momentum slowly so force on the head is less than if you changed it quickly.
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What does a seatbelt do?
Stop the wearer being flung forward. It moves a little to increase the impact time.
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What do police do after a crash?
They use the conservation of momentum to calculate the speed of the vehicles before colliding.
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Card 2

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What features fold up in a collision?

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Side impact bars and crumple zones.

Card 3

Front

What do features that fold in collisions do to help?

Back

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Card 4

Front

What other features are there inside the car?

Back

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Card 5

Front

How do the features inside the car help?

Back

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