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ABS

Anti-lock braking system

2

What is ABS

Allows you to brake and steer at the same time

3

BAC

Blood alcohol content
(0.08 takes 6 hours)

4

Rain

Causes loss of traction and hydroplaning

5

Hydroplaning

Happens when tires lose contact with the road surface and float on a film of water

6

What vehicles are more likely to hydroplane?

Vehicles with low tire pressure or worn tread

7

Black ice

Caused by moisture freezing on the road, looks shiny black

8

Shaded areas

May be icy even after sun has melted ice on other parts of road

9

Bridges and overpasses

Tend to form ice on their surfaces before other roads do

10

Intersections

Ice up quickly

11

Braking on ice

Can take u up to 10x normal braking distance

12

Low beam

Up to 30 m away

13

High beam

100 m of light

14

When to use headlights

From 30 min after sunset - 30 min before sunrise

15

Overdrive

Happens if you go too fast and you are unable to stop within the distance covered by your headlights

16

GLP

Graduated licensing program
Designed to reduce # of crashes among new drivers

17

Skidding

Ease off accelerator and steer into the direction you want to go

18

Dim high beam when...

Car approaching is 150m away