Car Safety – The physics of staying safe on the road by The NRMA
Taking risks isn’t worth it, says Mark Toole.
“DRIVING IS THE MOST dangerous thing that people do, and they do it on a daily basis,. There is a lot of potential for harm out on the roads, so people need to focus on getting to their destinations safely.”
This guide helps motorists understand the physics of staying safe on the road through exploring Newton’s Laws of Motion, exploring what to look for when buying a safe first car and how modern car design helps to lessen the forces generated in a crash, how the speed of a car impacts on its stopping distance, how seat-belts work to reduce injury, distractions and much more.