What is the meaning of breaking distance?force and motion
Braking distance refers to the amount of space it takes for a vehicle to come to a complete stop. This distance varies greatly between different types of vehicles. A train, for instance, takes almost a mile to stop. The length, weight, and speed of a train make it difficult to stop. The general rule of thumb for a standard sedan is one car length. Again, the weight and speed of vehicle will play a major role in its ability to stop quickly. The heavier and faster a vehicle is moving relates to the amount of inertia that vehicle has. The greater the inertia the harder the brakes must work to halt the vehicle.