##### Asked by: Ouali Tov

asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th April, 2020# How do you work out braking distance?

**Calculate**the

**braking distance**

**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.

Hereof, what is the braking distance of a vehicle?

The **braking distance**, also called the **stopping distance**, is the **distance** a **vehicle** covers from the time of the full application of its brakes until it has stopped moving. This is often given as a 100-0kph **distance**, e.g. 56.2m, and is measured on dry pavement.

Furthermore, how do you remember stopping distances? Remembering **stopping distances** is easy. Double these **distances** for a wet road surface. And for Ice or snow multiply by 10 so in the snow at 30 mph it will take you about 60 car lengths to **stop**! 20mph thinking **distance** = 20 ft. 30mph thinking **distance** = 30 ft.

Correspondingly, what is the braking distance according to the rule of thumb?

9 metres

What is the rule of thumb in driving?

The two-second **rule** is a **rule of thumb** by which a **driver** may maintain a safe trailing distance at any speed. The **rule** is that a **driver** should ideally stay at least two seconds behind any vehicle that is directly in front of his or her vehicle. It also helps to avoid tailgating and road rage for all **drivers**.