# What factors increase braking distance?

## 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.

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## What is the shortest stopping distance at 70mph?

Driver Care – Know Your Stopping Distance

Speed Perception/Reaction Distance Braking Distance
50 mph 73 feet 125 feet
60 mph 88 feet 180 feet
70 mph 103 feet 245 feet
80mph 117 feet 320 feet

## How many feet do you need to stop safely at the speed of 45 mph?

Stopping Distances

Speed Thinking Distance 2 Braking Distance
20 mph 20 feet 20 feet
30 mph 30 feet 45 feet
40 mph 40 feet 80 feet
50 mph 50 feet 125 feet

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## How many feet can you safely pass?

You must judge whether you have enough space to pass safely. At 55 mph, you will travel more than 800 feet in 10 seconds. So will an oncoming vehicle. That means you need over 1,600 feet, or about one-third of a mile, to pass safely.

## What is the first thing a driver should do after deciding to make a turn?

What is the first thing a driver should do after deciding to make a turn? Signal at least 200 feet from turn. The purpose of traffic signs are: To regulate, to warn, and to guide drivers.

## Can a cyclist pass on the right?

The law isn’t just referring to two motor vehicles traveling side by side. Among other things, this means that when a cyclist is sharing the lane with a motorist (or, alternatively, riding in a bike lane), the law allows the cyclist to pass the motorist on the right when the cyclist is traveling at a faster speed.

## What is the 3 ft rule when driving around bicycles?

The driver of a vehicle passing or overtaking a bicyclist proceeding in the same direction shall allow at least three feet of separation between the right side of the driver’s vehicle, including all mirrors or other protuberances, and the left side of the bicyclist, and shall not again drive to the right side of the …

## Can cyclists pass on the left?

In some circumstances, you can even pass on the left. It isn’t illegal for cyclists to undertake vehicles but it comes with a critical warning: never, ever undertake a long vehicle such as bus or an articulated lorry unless it is completely stationary and will remain so until you are safely past.

## What should you do when passing a bicyclist?

When passing a bicyclist:

1. Allow them at least 3 feet of space.
2. Do not force them into parked vehicles or off the road.
3. Pass a bicyclist at a safe speed.
4. If there is an oncoming vehicle approaching and you need to pass a bicycle, wait until the vehicle has passed before passing the bike.

## What should you do when a motorcyclist passes you?

When a motorist passes a motorcyclist, the gust of wind that follows could cause the motorcycle to become unstable. Always use your turn signal before changing lanes or merging to allow the motorcyclist to anticipate traffic flow and find a safe lane position.

## What can a driver do to be more aware of motorcyclists?

14 Safety Tips for Riders and Drivers During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

1. Wear a helmet!
2. Get comfortable with your motorcycle.
3. Check your bike before every ride.
4. Ride defensively.
5. Obey the rules of the road.
6. Be aware of the weather.
7. Don’t drink and drive.

## What special riding problems can affect a motorcyclists control?

What special riding problems can affect a motorcyclist’s control? Motorcycles crossing railroad tracks- tires can get stuck, mc carrying passengers – can lose balance more.

## What should you do if a motorcyclist is tailgating your vehicle?

Along with increasing the space in front of your motorcycle and the next vehicle, you can lightly tap on your breaks to help alert the tailgater where you are. If the tailgating continues and you feel unsafe, use your signal and pull over when possible, allowing the motorist to pass you.

## How do you deal with a tailgater?

The Rules of Dealing With a Tailgater

1. Stay Calm. The first thing you need to do when you look in your rearview mirror and see someone tailgating is to stay calm.
2. When You Need to Brake, Take it Slow…
3. Get Safely Out of the Way.
4. Drive at a Comfortable Speed.
5. Avoid Confrontation.

## What should you do before braking hard to avoid hitting a small animal?

What should you do before braking hard to avoid hitting a small animal? check the traffic situation. reduce your speed. have shortness of breath and a headache.

## Where are the no zones?

A truck’s blind spots are called No Zones. A No Zone is the area around the trucks where your car is no longer visible or you are so close that the truck can’t stop or maneuver safely. In both cases, when you are in a No Zone you are in much greater danger of getting into a collision.

## How can you tell if the driver of a large truck can see you?

Check the semi-truck’s left and right mirrors If you can see the driver’s face in his mirrors, then he can probably see you. Check the semi-truck’s mirror is you want to make sure you’re not in its blind spot.

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## Can a semi truck stop faster than a car?

At a bare minimum, it takes 40% percent longer for a tractor-trailer to come to a complete stop when compared to the average car. Again, that’s the bare minimum. This discrepancy can be far wider depending on the brake system that the semi-trucks are supporting, the road conditions, and the driver’s reaction time.

## Why do large vehicles have longer stopping distances than cars?

The stopping distance of trucks increases with heavy loads, which cause them to accelerate more quickly when going downhill and take longer to come to a complete stop. According to FMCSA, trucks are often 20 to 30 times heavier than passenger vehicles.

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## Does weight affect braking distance?

The weight of a car absolutely does affect it’s braking distance. Most heavier cars have more robust brake systems than lighter ones so their braking distance can even be shorter than the light ones.

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