What Increases Braking Distance?

How can braking distance be reduced?

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Stopping distance is largely divided into two types — thinking distance and braking distance.

Maintain brakes.

Tyre pressure.

Uneven tread wear.

Tyre quality.

Road conditions.

Road view.

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What are the six factors that can affect total braking distance?

Factors that affect braking distance include “driver ability, speed, vehicle condition, roadway surface, hills, and weight of vehicle’s load”. You can control speed, ability, and the weight of the vehicle’s load.

What is the braking distance of a car?

Stopping distances at different speedsSpeedThinking + braking distanceStopping distance20mph6m + 6m12m (40 feet)30mph9m + 14m23m (75 feet)40mph12m + 24m36m (118 feet)50mph15m + 38m53m (174 feet)2 more rows•Aug 11, 2017

What is thinking distance and braking distance?

thinking distance is the distance a vehicle travels in the time it takes for the driver to apply the brakes after realising they need to stop. braking distance is the distance a vehicle travels in the time after the driver has applied the brake.

What factors increase braking distance?

The braking distance of a vehicle can be affected by:poor road and weather conditions, such as wet or icy roads.poor vehicle conditions, such as worn brakes or worn tyres.a greater speed.the car’s mass – more mass means a greater braking distance.

What increases thinking distance?

The thinking distance depends on the reaction time of the driver which could be affected by drugs, alcohol, distractions and tiredness. This distance will also be affected by the car’s speed.