Stopping Distances

25mph during wet weather

As you were driving at 25 mph and not distracted by a mobile phone or impaired by alcohol, you were able to stop safely when the pedestrian stepped out unexpectedly. However, because the road was wet, it took longer for you to stop than on a dry road. If you had been going faster, you would not have been able to stop in time.

Thinking Distance
7m
Braking Distance
13m
Overall Stopping Distance
20m

Injury: None, the car stopped before the pedestrian.

Suggested Comparisons

  1. At this speed on a dry road, a driver who was using a mobile phone or who had been drinking, would hit the pedestrian. Re-run the simulator, and select mobile phone use or drink driving to see how this changes the result.
  2. Wet weather increases braking distances. Re-run the simulator, and select dry weather, to see how this decreases the braking distance.

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