What is an example of when you would increase friction purposely?

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December 14, 2008 11:53PM

A simple one is on a vehicular race track. We need good-sized tires to get "bite" or "grip" on the surface to race. The F1 circuit features cars that have wide tires. The width of a pair of the rear ones is about half the width of the car. That's where the rubber meets the road, traction, which is friction that is intentionally applied.