This is not a homework problem, but a friend and I were discussing this and have not come to an agreement as yet. Supposing that we are in a car which is traveling a left curve in the road which is of constant radius, and we still have some way to go before the road becomes straight again. While traversing this curved section of road the driver senses that the car is moving so fast that it is in danger of sliding off the road. Here is the question; If the driver wishes to reduce the chance of the car sliding sideways the best thing to do is which of the following? A. Immediately apply the brakes to reduce speed of the car whilst still in the curved part of the road. B. Put the car's transmission in neutral and allow the car to slowly reduce speed due to air resistance and rolling resistance, but do not apply brakes. The two ideas being discussed here are: 1) Braking would be good because a slower car is less likely to slide when traversing a turn in the road. 2) Braking would be bad because it would increase the force vector to a point which may exceed the static friction of the tire to the road, the tire would then slide on the road and when sliding would have less friction on the road than if not sliding.