Drivers Ed Journal 3&4

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Module 3: Natural Forces Affecting the Driver Vocabulary: Please define six (6) of the following terms in your own words. Please do not just copy and paste the definition. 1. Gravity- A force that keeps objects on the ground. 2. Inertia- A force that keeps your car moving until another force stops it. 3. Potential Energy- when an object moves due to its position, 4. Kinetic Energy- when an object moves due to its motion. 5. Friction- when you're driving friction is what stops your car. 6. Traction- A force that makes heat and helps your tires keep traction on the r 7. Centrifugal Force- Force that increases with acceleration and pulls it out from the center on a body in circulation motion. 8. Centripetal Force- Force that is directed to the center of the curvature. 9. Deceleration- A force that slows your vehicle down. 10. Force of impact- The speed of a vehicle when it hits something. Module 4: Signs, Signals & Pavement Markings 1. Explain the purpose of the following A. The difference between solid and broken lines is: when you are allowed and not allowed to pass a car. B. Yellow lines (broken or solid) indicate what type of traffic flow: they indicate what type of traffic flow. C. White lines (broken or solid) indicate what type of traffic flow: they indicate that traffic is only moving in one direction, 2. Observe and describe the different signs in YOUR city. Give specific examples of each (include color, shape, what the sign is for, etc.). A. A regulatory sign: A vertical rectangular sign states the speed limit B. A motorist services sign: A blue rectangular sign, on the highway, saying there's a rest area ahead C. A recreational sign: A brown rectangular sign, on the highway, stating there's a museum off the next exit D. A sign that you know what it means because of its shape: A stop sign because it also says stop, *If

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