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1

How do you work out stopping distances?

Stopping distance = thinking distance + braking distance

2

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
Your speed

3

What is braking distance ?

The distance it takes to stop once brakes have been applied

It’s affected by
Speed
Mass of the car
Condition of brakes
How much friction on road and tyres

4

Describe a practical on measure reaction times.

Use a ruler drop Test dropping off the table and measure the time taken