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    Home » Sec. 25-199. Table of Speed and Stopping Distances.

    Sec. 25-199. Table of Speed and Stopping Distances.

    Sec. 25-199. Table of speed and stopping distances.

    (a) All courts shall take notice of the following table of speed and stopping distances of motor vehicles, which shall not raise a presumption, in actions in which inquiry thereon is pertinent to the issues:
     
    Speed In Average Stopping Distances Total Stopping
     
    Distance:
     
    Driver and

    Miles Per

    Hour

    Feet

    Per

    Second

    Automobile

    Brakes

    (In Feet)

    Truck Brakes

    on All Wheels

    (In Feet)

    AverageDriver

    ReactionTime

    (3/4 Second, In Feet)

    Automobiles

    (In Feet)

    10 14.67 5 7 11 16
    15 22.0 12 17 16 28
    20 29.34 21 30 22 43
    25 36.62 32 47 27 59
    30 44.0 47 67 33 80
    35 51.3 63 92 38 101
    40 58.7 82 120 44 126
    45 66.0 104 152 50 154
    50 73.3 128 187 55 183
    55 80.7 155 227 61 216
    60 88.0 185 270 66 251
    65 95.3 217 316 71 288
    70 102.6 252 367 77 329
    75 109.9 289 422 82 371
    80 117.2 328 480 88 416
    90 132.0 425 607 99 524
    100 145.6 514 750 109 623
     
    (b) The courts shall further take notice that such table is the result of experiments made with motor vehicles, unloaded except for the driver, equipped with four-wheel brakes, in good condition, on dry, hard, approximately level stretches of highway free from loose material. (Code 1959, § 20-83)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM