Stopping distances approaching Division St. and 11th St.
Recognition + Reaction + Breaking = Stopping Distance
Important to recall the consequences at these different speeds. For instance, if you’re struck by a car going 40-mph, there’s a 70% chance you don’t make it. At 30-mph, there is a good chance you’ll live.
The above are distances to recognize, react and physically stop when something or someone presents. Of course, there are variations between people, automobiles and environmental conditions. Also, the above numbers are high estimates, but even with lower numbers (Yupedia) the pattern holds true.
The faster we drive, the longer it takes to stop.
Or, put in the context of Division St., the more it is designed for speed, the more likely severe crashes will take place. In this section of Division St., beginning at 8th St. going south the speed limit is 40-mph and it is designed to be driven comfortably at 55-mph. It has wide lanes, a clear sight distance, and a lot of us race in attempt to avoid red lights.
We need to start changing the context…
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