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How long does it take (distance) to stop a car traveling at 60mph?

45 feet 0% 0% ( 0 )
75 feet 0% 0% ( 0 )
125 ft 25% 25% ( 1 )
210 feet 75% 75% ( 3 )

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The answer will surprise you, but knowing it could well save your life, or that of your loved ones.

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If I recall, 210 is the minimum, and at that speed, with MY car and it's breaks, it would probably need to be more.

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and how close to folks follow each other on the freeway?

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Tailgating is an automatic up here. Wink Maybe 5 feet?

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Hell, I've seen Semitrailers following that close behind me when I'm doing 65!

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Agreed. It seems the bigger a vehicle you put some drivers behind, the more obnoxious their driving habits, because they seem to feel, "Hey, get out of MY way because if we crash, I'm not the one who's gonna get hurt."

That's why I appreciated my brief time in Texas... Down there, the legal speed limit for large vehicles... semis, buses, etc.... was 10 mph SLOWER than all other vehicles, to discourage that kind of driver intimidation.

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