Definitions for "Lateral Acceleration"
Sideways acceleration created when a car corners. As a result of this lateral acceleration, centrifugal force acts on the car and tried to pull it outward. To counteract this outward force the tires develop an equal and opposite force acting against the road.
The acceleration created when a vehicle corners that tends to push a vehicle sideways. Because of centrifugal force, the vehicle is pushed outward.
Sideways acceleration acting on a car when travelling around a bend.