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What are some examples of the principles of mechanics in car crashes and car safety?

I can only think of one, friction reducing the traction of the tires.

Can you help me come up with two or three more examples?

Thank you.

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    Energy absorbing bumpers, dashes, and cushions.

    Energy absorbing frame (crumples).

    Safety glass with plastic laminate inside.

    fricton on the brakes and pads.

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