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Stopping distances on wet and dry roads

This is a text-based alternative to the How long it takes to stop (driving an average family car) infographic.

Stopping distances on a dry road

The following table shows the distance needed to stop on a dry road in an average family car.

Speed Reaction distance Braking distance Total stopping distance
40km/h 17m 9m 26m
50km/h 21m 14m 35m
60km/h 25m 20m 45m
70km/h 29m 27m 56m
80km/h 33m 36m 69m
90km/h 38m 45m 83m
100km/h 42m 56m 98m
110km/h 46m 67m 113m

Stopping distances on a wet road

The following table shows the distance needed to stop on a wet road in an average family car.

Speed Reaction distance Braking distance Total stopping distance
40km/h 17m 13m 30m
50km/h 21m 20m 41m
60km/h 25m 29m 54m
70km/h 29m 40m 69m
80km/h 33m 52m 85m
90km/h 38m 65m 103m
100km/h 42m 80m 122m
110km/h 46m 97m 143m