Stopping Distances For Cars
The stopping distance is the distance your car travels from the moment you realise you must brake to the moment the car stops.
Stopping distance depends on a number of factors which include:-
The following diagram shows the overall stopping distances at a variety of speeds when the road surface is dry.
If the road was wet the stopping distance would be twice the distance, on icy roads the stopping distance would be ten times as much.
Thinking Distance - the time it takes you to think about stopping and hit the brakes.
Braking Distance - the time it takes for the car to come to a stop after you have applied the brakes.
Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor
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