# Question: Why Do You Fall Forward When A Car Brakes Suddenly?

## Why do the passengers get a forward jerk when moving bus stops suddenly?

When a running bus or train stops suddenly, the passengers sitting in it jerk in forward direction due to the inertia of motion.

The momentum of a moving body is equal to the product of its mass and its velocity..

## When a moving bus is suddenly stopped the standing passengers tend to fall forward?

When a bus stops suddenly, its passengers tend to fall forward because due to their inertia the passengers tend to remain in a state of motion even though the bus has come to rest.

## When riding a car and the driver suddenly steps on the brake How will your body react?

Your will tend to lean forward When the car moving forward and suddenly stops, the passenger inside will tend to lean forward. The reason behind this one was because of the inertia in motion. Inertia in motion states that, an object in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by a net force.

## When a fast moving bus suddenly stops?

A passenger sitting in a moving bus is in motion. When the bus suddenly stops, the lower part of our body is brought to rest along with the bus whereas upper part continues to be in motion due to inertia of motion and hence falls forward.

## When a bus starts suddenly a passenger falls backward This is an example of?

Examples of Inertia of Motion: 1) The passengers fall forward when a fast moving bus stops suddenly: When the driver of a bus applies brake suddenly, the lower part of the body comes to rest as the bus comes to rest but, the upper part of the body continues to move forward due to inertia of motion.

## Why are passengers thrown forward when a car stops?

When the speeding bus stops suddenly, the lower part of the passengers’s body in contact with the seat mains at rest whereas the upper part of the body of the passengers continues to be in state of motion due to inertia. Hence, the passengers are thrown forward.

## Why do you fall in the forward direction when?

Answer- We fall in forward direction when a moving bus apply brakes because when the bus was moving, our upper part of body and the bus both are in motion, and when the bus apply brakes our body tries to be in motion because of inertia of motion and experiences a forward push.

## When a car suddenly brakes we come forward this phenomenon is called?

(ii) Inertia of motion The tendency of a body to continue in its state of uniform motion, even on the application of external force is called inertia of motion. Example The passengers in a running bus fall in the forward direction, when brakes are applied suddenly. … Mass of an object is a measure of its inertia.

## Why do passengers tend to fall back when it starts suddenly?

When a bus starts suddenly,the person falls backwards because of inertia of rest of passenger. This is due to the fact that because of their inertia ,the passengers tend to remain in their state of rest when the bus starts suddenly.

## What will happen to the man as he is standing still and the bus move forward?

Explanation: When the bus is stationary the passengers are also stationary. … When the bus stops, the part of the body (lower part) in contact with bus stops, but due to inertia the upper part continues to move forward and thus he moves forward. If he is standing he will fall forward.

## Why do we move backwards when the jeepney started to move?

Explanation: when a vehicle accelerates and suddenly applies a break we posses what we call inertia. … and when it suddenly applies a break we tend to retain that velocity so we fall backwards thus satisfying the law of inertia or what is also called newton’s first law of motion.

## When a stationary car starts suddenly the passengers are jerked?

When car move forward, Due to property of inertia, passengers Wants be in rest. But it move forward with car. So passenger will feel jerk in forward direction.