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Long Stopping Distances

Safety Tips

  • The stopping time and distance for a truck or bus is much greater than that of smaller vehicles.
  • Stopping distance increases with a heavy load or in road conditions such as snow, ice or rain.
  • A fully loaded truck traveling in good road conditions at highway speeds needs a distance of nearly two football fields to stop.
  • Never suddenly cut in front of a truck as it reduces the truck's allowable safe stopping distance.

Be Aware of Long Stopping Distances - Busses Traveling 65 MPH Will Take up to Two Football Fields to STOP

Updated: Monday, November 5, 2018
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