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Every week we share secure transportation and executive protection knowledge, headlines, trends, and educational content.
Today we are talking about the science of braking.
Although most all Security Drivers realize that the higher the car's speed, the more distance required to stop, what is surprising to many drivers is how much extra distance it takes to stop a vehicle with just a small increase in speed. The braking distance increases four times each time the traveling speed doubles. This is because the work done in bringing a car to rest means removing all of its kinetic energy. So, for a fixed maximum braking force, the braking distance is proportional to the square of the velocity.
Huh? Well, I did say the topic is the science of braking.
Ok, let’s put this into practical terms.
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