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Flashcards in Road Circulation System Deck (7):
1

What are the main causes of accidents?

Speed
Alcohol
Fatigue
Physical state of the driver
Physical state of the car
Dangerous maneuvers

2

What is reaction time?

The initial detection of the situation to the moment that the vehicle has been appropriately controlled

3

What is the reaction distance?

The identification of the event to the full distance the car has moved until the appropriate action has been started/completed

4

What is the braking distance?

The distance between the decision to stop (or starting to apply the brakes) and actually stopping

5

What is the stopping distance?

The total distance you travel before you hit the brakes plus the distance you travel after you hit the brakes and the car stops

6

What is safety distance?

A sufficient distance behind a vehicle traveling in front of you

Safety distances vary depending on speed, conditions of the road and type of vehicle

7

What should the safety distance be?

By general rule a car should be at least 2 seconds behind the car in front

For every three meters of trailer another 1 second should be added