Why is it unwise to suddenly apply the brakes of a car on a wet or icy pavement?

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Suddenly applying the brakes on a wet or icy road could cause the wheels to lock. With the wheels locked up it takes longer to stop. Also, locked wheels could lead to a loss of control of the vehicle.

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