stopping distance

noun

Definition of stopping distance

: the distance that a driver needs in order to safely bring a vehicle to a complete stop

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“Stopping distance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stopping%20distance. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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