stopping distance


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

Examples of stopping distance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brakes are powerful; only premature rear lockup extends the stopping distance from 70 mph to 191 feet. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 16 June 2023 The peak capabilities are excellent, with 0.95 g of cornering grip and a stopping distance of 155 feet from 70 mph. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 20 Mar. 2023 The brakes are great, hauling the GLI down from 70 to 0 mph in 183 feet, only one foot longer than the stopping distance of the GTI, which enjoys the dry-pavement advantage of Goodyear Eagle GTs. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 15 Mar. 2023

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“Stopping distance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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