When a car makes a left turn around a curve which way does the driver lean?

When a driver in a car makes a left turn around a curve which way does his body move

7 Answers

  • 2 years ago
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    You know that ride at carnivals that spins fast and holds you against the wall with nothing but centrifugal (outward) force, the gravitron?

    It is the same concept as that. You are pushed away from the center of rotation. In the case of a car, you are rotating around some point to the left of you, so you go right.

  • 2 years ago

    The driver WILL lean inwards. The force tends to make the driver lean outwards.

    But many drivers are equipped with a special device sometimes called a "brain".

    This device calculates what the car is about to do and activates "muscles" to prevent the body from being thrown around like a rag doll.

    So to counteract the tendency to be thrown to the right the muscles automatically get you to lean to the left so that you remain in balance.

    If you observe a driver being thrown to the right during a left hand corner then you can presume that somehow the brain is not present and in operating condition.

    Some urgent safety related maintenance is required.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    To the right. At least mine does.

  • oubaas
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    It tends to move in such a a way to be tangent to the curve in every point , but it is kept by the safety belt

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    2 years ago


  • 2 years ago

    Inertia is the tendency to resist change. Thus the driver is still travelling forward as the car turns left.

  • Tantra
    Lv 4
    2 years ago

    left your body language follows your intention

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