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What should you do when rounding a sharp curve?

Last Updated: 15th May, 2021

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Judge how sharp the curve is. Slow down before you enter the curve. Braking on a curve may cause you to skid. Reduce speed before entering the curve, and slowly lighten the pressure on the brake until reaching the apex point (where the car is closest to the inside of the curve line).

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In this way, what safety factor should you perform before enter a curve or sharp turn?

Centrifugal force results in strong outward pull on your vehicle. So what you need to do before entering a curve is slow down. Lowering your speed when you're already on a curve may cause your car to skid. Look for signs indicating curves and look ahead to identify the sharp turns ahead.

Additionally, at what speed should you make a turn? This will depend on a number of factors, such as the angle of the turn. Most drivers would say that you should make a right turn when at 15 kilometers per hour and 20 kilometers per hour when you have to turn to the left.

Subsequently, question is, what should you do first if you enter a curve too fast?

Brake firmly if you are not yet in the curve. Brake gently if you have already entered the curve. Accelerate gently about halfway through the curve to help stabilize the vehicle.

Do you accelerate while turning?

Common driving wisdom holds that you get more traction during a turn when you are accelerating. For many drivers, it's standard practice to decelerate before entering a turn, then accelerate once they are half way through (past the apex).

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