Stopping Distnaces

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  • Created on: 05-04-18 12:47
What is Stopping distance?
The distance a vehicle travels during the time between the driver noticing a hazard and when the vehicle comes to rest.
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What are the two components of Stopping distance?
Stopping distance = thinking distance + braking distance
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What is thinking distance?
distance the vehicle travels in the time between the driver noticing the hazard and applying the brakes
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What are the two factors that affect thinking distance?
1) how fast your going - the faster your going the further you go 2) your reaction time - affected by tiredness , drugs , alcohol etc
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What is braking distance?
the distance travelled while the vehicle is braking
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What are the five main factors affecting Braking Distance?
1)how fast your going 2)the mass of the vehicle- longer it takes to stop 3)how worn the brakes are 4)speed of car 5)road surface- wet, icy
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