TOW­ING SPEED AND DIS­TANCE

SCE­NARIO 1 – EMER­GENCY STOP ON A LEVEL STRETCH OF TARRED ROAD

Go! Drive and Camp Camp Guide - - On The Open 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...

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