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What is speed?
The distance travelled in a certain amount of time.
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What is acceleration?
It is how quickly you are speeding up or how quickly the speed is changing.
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What are the forces when driving a car?
Gravity or weight which acts downwards, reaction force which acts upwards thrust/push/pull to speed something up and drag to slow something down.
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What is terminal velocity?
It is when a falling object reaches its fasted speed.
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What is thinking distance?
The distance the car travels in the time between the driver noticing the hazard and actually pressing the brake.
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What is braking distance?
The distance taken for the car to stop once the driver has pressed the brakes.
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What is stopping distance ?
It is the braking distance and the thinking distance added together.
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What could effect the thinking distance?
Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distractions such as being on your phone, lack of concentration, being tired and being careless.
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What could effect the braking distance?
The weather conditions, condition of the road and the condition of the car.
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What are car safety features?
Crumple zone, seat belt, air bags, brakes, and electric windows.
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What is acceleration?

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What is terminal velocity?

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