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It’s a fact that the car traveling twice as fast will skid when it brakes to a stop.

This is because as soon as you apply the brakes, your car starts to go slower and at this point, friction with the tires has already started doing its job.

The front wheels are always in contact with the ground so they can’t move faster than what’s going on underneath them.

So if one of those cars is traveling at 100 km/h (60 mph) while another travels at 200 km/h (120 mph).

When they brake, the first will be going 60 km/h (40 mph) and second will be slowing down from 240 km/h (150 mph).

If we were to calculate how much time it would take them to come to a stop, we’ll find that the 200 km/h car will need about two times as much time.

The faster your vehicle travels when you brake down from speed, the more likely you are going to skid and lose control of it.

The first thing is that if one of those cars has traveled twice as fast at 100 km/h (60 mph) while another traveled at 200 km/h (120 mph), then during braking both will be traveling slower than before but not by the same amount.


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This means they have reached their stopping point in different amounts of time because even though they’re slowing down together, due to friction with tires already being activated on contact with ground.


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