TOWING SPEED AND DISTANCE
SCENARIO 1 – EMERGENCY STOP ON A LEVEL STRETCH OF TARRED ROAD
Gently applying brakes intermittently and gearing down carefully must surely be the safest way to bring a towing combination to a halt. It prevents the caravan from jack-knifing. However, when a kudu suddenly appears out of the blue or if that lorry that has just overtaken you loses its load, there’s nothing you can do but hit the brakes.
113 m 6s 4,7 s Start braking Start braking 120 km/h If the towing combination is moving along on a straight and level road at 120 km/h and you have to stop unexpectedly, it will take 6 seconds (including the 0,8 second reaction time) to come to a...