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Physics largely impacts driving. Newton's Laws of Motion can be used to explain this further. Newton's First Law states that an object in motion will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by a net force. This connects to driving because it explains why you must apply a force to brake and why when you crash you stop because some other force like another car has acted upon you. Additionally, cars have mass which means that cars have inertia. The first law can also be used to explain the need for seatbelts in cars because when we are in cars we are traveling along with it. As a result, we must wear seatbelts to hold us back if we suddenly come to a stop. Newton's 3rd law also can be applied to driving because it states that forces come in pairs. This principal explains why when 2 cars get into a crash both cars exert some sort of force back on each other.

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