Speed ​​

when driving should be one that allows you to fully control the process of driving. Here are a few rules:

Keep an eye on the back and side of your car. This will allow you to have a holistic view of what is going on around you. It is especially important to know about the presence, direction and speed of movement of all participants who are nearby, although they do not cross the path of your movement at the moment.


Before rebuilding, turning or leaving for the main road, check at least two times whether the place you want to occupy is free. Watching a car moving along the road or lane to which you want to leave, you may not notice that the vehicle ahead of you has stopped, and hit it while turning.

The greater your speed, the wider the area of ​​the road you are controlling. With an increase in the speed of motion, the visible area of ​​the situation in front is reduced. Therefore, at high speeds your view should be more mobile. Do not concentrate it at one point. Inspect the surroundings from the side and back.

Significant increase in speed occurs when moving from winter to summer. Motorists are relaxed under the influence of spring-summer weather. All around the sun, warmth, under the wheels of dry asphalt. And you always want to not just go quickly, but fly. But if at the wheel the competent, the skilled professional in it is not present anything bad. But on the other hand high speeds create critical situations that often lead to tragic and unpredictable consequences! What should a motorist know in order to avoid possible troubles?

At high speed, the car responds best to the steering wheel.

This is not the case, it’s just that the car is traveling at a higher speed for the same unit of time as the smaller one. Especially this delusion is dangerous when cornering at high speed.

Even at high speed, you can always slow down to an obstacle.

At high speeds, the brakes almost never cope with the inertia of the car, because of which braking takes quite a long time, and, accordingly, requires a large braking distance. And, on top of everything, a sharp braking can cause a blockage of the wheels, as a result of which the car becomes uncontrollable.

Modern cars can go without any problems at high speed on a broken road.

Of course not. Even if the car is a huge jeep with lifted suspension, strong impacts will quickly destroy the suspension and worsen handling until the machine’s loss of direction.

At high speed, fuel consumption will remain the same – the main thing is not to gas sharply.

This is not true, because fuel consumption depends on the resistance of the oncoming air, which at high speeds is amplified many times.


High speed helps you stay awake at night.

This statement is incorrect, since the sound of a monotonically buzzing engine at high speeds violates the concentration of attention and is a kind of “lullaby” for the driver.

All machines are designed for high speed.

This is partly true, but it should be taken into account that the maximum speed test is carried out on specially prepared cars, while the usual ones go off the assembly line, which often reveals a marriage. Therefore, it is better not to test the machine for its limit values.

At high speed, attention is aggravated and a person can react instantly.

A very common misconception, moreover, very dangerous. This effect is achieved due to the fact that at high speed a person concentrates on one point in front of him, while in others he looks 10-15 times less often than at a lower speed. Because of this, a serious accident can occur.

At a higher speed, you can get to your destination much faster.

It would seem that this is so.But when driving at high speed, a person tires faster, which is why he needs rest more often in long-distance trains. So, in order to reduce the trip time by at least half an hour, the speed must be increased by at least 40 km / h, which is often dangerous.

Fast driving leads to accelerated engine wear.

The engine wears out more when driving around the city in a ragged rhythm and in large traffic jams, where it often overheats.

High speed shows the skill of the driver.

A controversial issue, but still about the driver’s skill can be judged more quickly by the absence of accidents.

The high speed on a heavy car is much more dangerous than on a light one.

A heavy car stands more confidently on the road, and, in addition, it must already be equipped with a braking system of sufficient power. A light machine, especially inexpensive, will behave worse on the road due to a low load on the wheels, due to the lifting force, operating at speeds above 140 km / h.

Even at high speed, you can get around an obstacle suddenly appeared on the way.

Even if the car has the best possible steering and steering system, the reaction speed can be adjusted. So, at a speed of 200 km / h per second, the car will pass 55 meters.

At high speed tires wear out faster.

The wear of tires does not depend on the speed, but on the distance traveled by them and the quality of the road.


At high speed the machine does not have time to get dirty.

At high speeds there are strong aerodynamic twists around the car, so on a wet road it will quickly become muddy.

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