Do You Know What Stops Your Car?

Sleet does not occur everywhere. When it does occur in sufficient quantity, it can shot the roads down everywhere. Why does it shut the roads down? Because people cannot drive well on it. For some people who live with sleet and freezing rain on a regular basis, they often prepare to be snowed in for a few days.

The reason your car does not stop as well or at all on icy roads is because the friction on the road is greatly reduced. While brake pads applied to the wheel provide friction, the tires do not grip to the road as well. Because the tires do not grip to the road as well, the car is more likely to skid. Applying the brakes will cause the car to come to a stop, but it takes longer. The process of braking on an icy road also makes the car more likely to skid.



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