An article by eddie wren (amended, august 2004) with the advent of better brakes, vehicle stopping distances have reduced somewhat over the years but it has to be remembered that, no matter. The rules in the highway code do not give you the right of way in any circumstance, but they advise you when you should give way to others stopping distances. Braking distance is not to be confused with stopping sight distance the latter is a road alignment visibility standard that provides motorists driving at or below.
It shows reaction distance, braking distance and total stopping distance in a convenient diagram however the devil is most definetly in detail. A demonstration from the monash university accident research centre on how vehicle speed affects stopping distance very important to consider with 'point of. Vehicle stopping distance and time highway traffic and safety engineers have some general guidelines they have developed over the years and hold now as standards.
Define stopping distance: the distance that a driver needs in order to safely bring a vehicle to a complete stop.
Note that this implies a stopping distance independent of vehicle mass it also implies a quadrupling of stopping distance with a doubling of vehicle speed even though the stopping distance.
Stopping distance for a vehicle assuming proper operation of the brakes on the vehicle, the minimum stopping distance for a vehicle is determined by the effective coefficient of friction. How to determine stopping distance total stopping distance is the distance your vehicle travels from the time you see a hazard and press on the brake until the vehicle stops.