4.5.6.3.1

4.5.6.3.1 Stopping distance

4.5.6.3.1 Stopping distance

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The stopping distance of a vehicle is the sum of the distance the vehicle travels during the driver’s reaction time (thinking distance) and the distance it travels under the braking force (braking distance). For a given braking force the greater the speed of the vehicle, the greater the stopping distance.

(Physics only) Students should be able to estimate how the distance for a vehicle to make an emergency stop varies over a range of speeds typical for that vehicle.

(Physics only) Students will be required to interpret graphs relating speed to stopping distance for a range of vehicles.


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