- Created by: Jag.X
- Created on: 19-10-18 10:34
Thinking Distance = distance travelled between the driver realising the danger and actually reacting to it.
Increased by: alcohol, drugs and fatigue
Braking distance = distance taken for the vehicle to decelerate to rest after the driver has hit the brakes.
Increased by: the condition of brakes, speed, weather conditions, mass and condition of tyres
- vehicles with large masses like lorries will have larger breaking distance because of smaller rates of deceleration
- if it is rainy, tyres come into contact with water, not road so less friction and longer braking distance
- the tread of a tyre is the grooved pattern moulded into the rubber surface and designed to keep the rubber in contact w/ the road by throwing the water away from the tyre.
- friction force depends on the weight of the vehicle and condition of tyres
Thinking distance + Breaking distance = stopping distance