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Brilliant! Motion is always relative. Whenever you say that an object is moving, you must also mention with respect to (wrt) what.
When we say that a car is moving at \(30 \, \mathrm{km/h}\), we mean that it is moving at \(30 \, \mathrm{km/h}\) wrt the Earth.

Look at this animation. In one case, two cars are moving at \(30 \, \mathrm{km/h}\) and \(40 \, \mathrm{km/h}\) in the same direction. In another case, the cars are moving with the same speed in opposite directions.
In what case is the car accident more damaging?

Case A

Case B

Both cases are equally damaging