Stopping distances lessons

P2.27: Explain methods of measuring human reaction times and recall typical results

P2.28: Recall that the stopping distance of a vehicle is made up of the sum of the thinking distance and the braking distance

P2.29: Explain that the stopping distance of a vehicle is affected by a range of factors including:
a) the mass of the vehicle
b) the speed of the vehicle
c) the driver's reaction time
d) the state of the vehicle's brakes
e) the state of the road
f) the amount of friction between the tyre and the road surface

P2.30: Describe the factors affecting a driver’s reaction time including drugs and distractions

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