Stopping Distances

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  • Created on: 17-12-13 16:45

Many Factors Affect your Total Stopping Distance

  • The stopping distance of a car is the distance covered in the time between the driver first spotting the hazard and the car coming to a complete stop. 
  • The distance it takes a car to stop is divided into the thinking distance and the braking distance

1) Thinking Distance

  • How fast you're going- whatever your reaction time, the faster you're going, the furthre you'll go
  • How dopey you are- This is affected by things like tiredness, drugs, alcohol and old age. Inexperience can also affect your reaction…


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