- The stopping time and distance for a truck or bus are much greater than those of smaller vehicles.
- Stopping distance increases even more when a commercial vehicle has a heavy load or there are road conditions like snow, ice, or rain.
- A fully loaded truck traveling under good conditions at highway speeds requires a distance of almost two football fields to stop. A car should never suddenly cut in front of a truck as it reduces the truck's allowable safe stopping distance.
Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017