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1

If a vehicle is going fast there is going to be a...

Bigger braking force.
Greater stopping distance.

2

What happens if your maximum braking force isn't enough?

You'll go further before you stop.

3

How do you find the total stopping distance of a vehicle?

Is the distance covered in the time between the driver first spotting the hazard and then the vehicle coming to a complete stop.

4

The stopping distance is the sum of what?

The thinking distance and the breaking distance.

5

What is the reaction time?

The time between the driver spotting the hazard and taking action.

6

Thinking distance is effected by what two main factors?

How fast you're going.
How dopey you are.

7

Faster you're going...

The further you'll go.

8

What dopey affects are there?

Tiredness.
Drugs.
Alcohol.
Careless blase attitude.

9

What other major factors can cause accidents?

Bad visibility.
Distractions.

10

What things can make a driver not notice a hazard?
Name 3

Lashing rain.
Messing around with radio.
Bright oncoming lights.

11

If you are closer to the hazard you are more likely to...

Crash.

12

What is the thinking distance?

The distance the vehicle travels during the drivers reaction time.

13

What is the braking distance?

The distance the car travels under the breaking force.

14

The braking distance is affected by 4 main factors.
What are they?

How fast you're going.
Goodness of brakes.
Goodness of tyres.
Goodness of grip.

15

The faster you are going...

The further it takes to stop.

16

What must brakes do?

Be checked and maintained regularly.

17

What is the minimum tread depth your tyres should be?

1.6mm.

18

Why is the minimum tread depth 1.6mm?

In order to get rid of water in wet conditions.

19

What can greatly increase the braking distance?

Leaves.
Diesel spills.
Muck on the road.

20

Leaves.
Diesel spills.
Muck on the road can do what?

Make the car skid.

21

How good a car's grip is depends on what 3 things?

Road surface.
Weather conditions.
Tyres.

22

What roads are slippy?

Wet.
Icy roads.

23

When do people discover the road is slippy or icy?

When they brake hard.