# How far do you travel on dry surface at 60 mph after braking?

## How far do you travel on dry surface at 60 mph after braking?

Driver Care – Know Your Stopping Distance

Speed Perception/Reaction Distance Braking Distance
40 mph 59 feet 80 feet
50 mph 73 feet 125 feet
60 mph 88 feet 180 feet
70 mph 103 feet 245 feet

## How long can it take at 60 mph to react to a problem and stop the vehicle?

A vehicle traveling at 60 mph covers 88 feet per second. But stopping that vehicle takes over 4.5 seconds and covers a distance of 271 feet. Why? Because there’s more involved in braking than the actual time your brakes are applied to the wheels (called “effective braking”).

## What’s the stopping distance at 60mph?

Stopping Distance: Is The Highway Code Wrong?

Speed Stopping Distance
40mph 36 Meters / 118 Feet
50mph 53 Meters / 175 Feet
60mph 73 Meters / 240 Feet
70mph 96 Meters / 315 Feet

## What’s the shortest overall stopping distance on a dry road at 60 mph?

Explanation: This distance is the equivalent of 18 car lengths.

## What is safe stopping distance?

In normal and dry conditions a driver should keep 2 to 3 seconds distance from the vehicle in front. In wet or slippery conditions a driver should keep 4 to 5 seconds distance from the vehicle in front.

## Do you need to know stopping distances for theory test 2021?

Stopping distances are a favourite part of the theory test, but they’re not easy to remember. There are 3.3 feet in a metre – so divide the distance in feet by 3.3 to get the stopping distance in metres. You’ll need a calculator for that, but it shouldn’t be necessary for the theory test.

## How much distance should you keep from a vehicle Travelling in front of you?

The rule of thumb is to maintain at least a three-second following distance, giving you time to react and avoid potentially dangerous situations. You can calculate this by using a fixed object, such as a pole or an overpass to determine how far in front of you the car is.

## How many miles do you travel at 60 mph?

1 mile
One minute at 60 mph will move you 1 mile.

## How long is a 60 mile drive?

Explanation: If you are travelling at 40 mph , then it will take 30 minutes to go 20 miles and 60 minutes to go 40 miles. Thus, it will take 90 minutes to go 60 miles.

## What is the minimum stopping distance?

Explantion: The total minimum stopping distance of a vehicle depends on four things; perception time, reaction time, the vehicles reaction time and the vehicle braking capability. The recommend minimum stopping distance of a car driving at 100 km/h under dry conditions is 70 metres.