braking distance


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brak·ing distance

 (brā′kĭng)
n.
The distance required for a vehicle moving at a specified velocity to come to a complete stop after its brakes have been activated.
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This shows that at 60mph these specially developed tyres have a braking distance in wet conditions of 66.
The difference in braking distance can be as much as a car length, so it's definitely worth changing before it gets deep and crisp and even.
Drivers of the four models subject to the recall can experience reduced braking performance resulting in increased braking distance when their vehicles switch to hydraulic braking-only to activate ABS (which is used to stabilize handling on slippery surfaces, such as snowy and icy roads) at slow speeds.
At 50 mph on smooth, dry pavement, an M1114, M1151A1, M1152A1, M1165A1, or M1167 HMMWV with FKs 5, 6, or 7 has a braking distance up to 14 vehicle lengths.
In a statement issued yesterday, officials called on motorists to curb speeding and reminded them to maintain safe braking distance between vehicles, especially in case of poor visibility.
His vision does not cover the braking distance of a train ( more than 1 km), and only at stations does he have signals to guide him.
The vehicles are being recalled because of brake problems which can cause the braking distance to increase and may lead to accidents.
The Tire Rack, an independent tire dealer and tester, claims that measuring to the edge of Washington's head on the quarter, rather than the old standard Lincoln's head on the penny, results in a 24% shorter braking distance improvement, according to the company's tests.
MMC) said Tuesday it will recall two truck models and a minibus to fix for free their exhaust-gas recirculation and ''braking-assist'' systems designed to shorten the braking distance.
Verduzco said the train and the man were only about 100 yards apart - not sufficient braking distance for a 300-ton locomotive.
This distance is composed of three elements: the braking distance, the perception-time distance, and the reaction-time distance.