Flashcards in Stopping Distance And Reaction Time Deck (4)
How do you work out stopping distances?
Stopping distance = thinking distance + braking distance
What is thinking distance?
Is the distance the car travels in the drivers reaction time.
It’s affected by two things.
Reaction time - drugs, tiredness, distractions
What is braking distance ?
The distance it takes to stop once brakes have been applied
It’s affected by
Mass of the car
Condition of brakes
How much friction on road and tyres