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Do bald tyres increase or decrease braking distance?

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Bald tyres increase breaking distance.


Bald tyres have significantly less tread than newer tyres, they therefore have much less friction. Less friction results in slower negative acceleration, which means that the car takes longer to slow down, thus increasing the breaking distance.

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