Factors that affect stopping distance

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Factor #1
Driver's condition: Alcohol, drugs, sleepiness and some medicines may increase reaction time and overall stopping distance. Caffeine may reduce reaction time.
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Factor #2
Vehicle's condition: New tyres and brakes will reduce stopping distance.
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Factor #3
Weather: a wet or icy road may cause tyres to skid and storms may block view
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Factor #4
Road condition: may reduce or increase tyre grip accordingly
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Factor #5
More streamlined: less drag, so vehicle moves faster
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Factor #6
Velocity: the faster it is moving, the harder it is to stop (momentum)
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Vehicle's condition: New tyres and brakes will reduce stopping distance.

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Factor #2

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Weather: a wet or icy road may cause tyres to skid and storms may block view

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Road condition: may reduce or increase tyre grip accordingly

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More streamlined: less drag, so vehicle moves faster

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