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the approximate distance a vehicle needs to come to a complete stop after the brakes are applied.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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for drum brakes at successive stops is the result of brake fade.
These are referred to as brake reaction distance and
requirements cannot be relaxed in tunnels.
By calculating reaction time and
, students study linear motion while strengthening calculation skills.
Allow yourself more
when approaching intersections.
is the distance you travel after you apply your brakes and before your vehicle comes to a stop.
The program also calculates the
required for each vehicle in its operational scenario.
depends directly on the kind of contact the vehicle tires make with the slippery surface of the road.
The distance your vehicle travels while you respond to a road hazard is called a
b perception distance.
is the distance the vehicle travels from the time the brake is applied until the vehicle stops.
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