Braking Distances


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Braking Distances

A small increase in vehicle speed also has an immediate corresponding effect on the braking or stopping distance. If we need to stop suddenly, we have to take into account this stopping distance i.e. the time it takes for us to react to the sudden change in the driving environment, the distance our vehicle will travel from the point when brakes are fully applied, to when our vehicle comes to a complete stop.

For speed limits to be effective, they need to be underpinned by community support and understanding.

That’s why we want to hear from you.

Please take the time to complete the online survey before 27 September 2019.

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