Stopping Distance.

Factors that affect stopping distance.

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  • Stopping Distances.
    • Factors affecting stopping distance.
      • Braking distance
        • The distance the car travels during its deceleration whilst the breaks are being applied.
        • How fast you are going.
          • The faster the car is going the further it will travel. This means it will take the car a longer time to stop, as the distant is long.
        • The mass of your vehicle.
          • A heavy weighed vehicle takes longer to stop. A car wont stop as quickly is the mass of the car is heavy. The car is sometimes weighed down by luggage, other passengers and towing a caravan
        • How good are the brakes of the car.
          • All brakes must be check and maintained regularly. Worn out or faulty brakes will not grip the road and cause friction. this might cause the car the slide across the surface is weather condition such as icy or frosty roads.
        • How good the GRIP is.
          • The car need friction between the tyres and the road surface in order for the car to stop. This also depends on the 1) Road surface 2) Weather condition 3) tyres.
      • Thinking distance.
        • The distance the car travels in the time between the driver noticing the hazard and the driver applying the brakes.
        • Reaction time.
          • Can be affected by tiredness, drugs, alcohol, old age and careless attitude.
        • How fact you are travelling.
          • The faster you are travelling, the further the car will travel. This depends on your reaction time.
    • Stopping distance is the time it take from first spotting a hazard to the car coming to a complete stop.

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