##### Asked by: Serguei Harder

asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th April, 2020# What is the safe stopping distance?

**Braking Distance**

**distance**traveled of 66 feet. Now, assuming your car has good brakes, at 30 mph, actual

**stopping distance**required averages 45 feet. That's a total

**stopping distance**of 111 feet.

Also to know is, how do you calculate stopping distance?

Easy method: **Calculate the braking distance** Formula: Remove the zero from the speed, multiply the figure by itself and then multiply by 0.4. The figure 0.4 is taken from the fact that the **braking distance** from 10 km/h in dry road conditions is approximately 0.4 metres.

Furthermore, what is meant by stopping distance? the **distance** travelled between the time when someone decides to **stop** a vehicle moving, and the time when the vehicle completely stops: The **stopping distance** depends on several factors, including the road surface and the driver's reflexes.

Then, how far does it take a car to stop?

In an emergency the average driver takes approximately 1.5 seconds to react. A modern **vehicle** with good brakes and tyres, after braking, is capable of **stopping** at approximately 7 m/s^{2}. A dry road that is sealed and level enables good friction between the tyres and the road to help **stop** the **vehicle** sooner.

What is the stopping distance at 25 mph?

A car moving at a speed of 60 **mph** will travel 132 feet before the car even starts **braking**. One going **25 mph** will cover about 55 feet of road during this time period.