Weather Tidbits: Stopping Distance
This Weather Tidbits explains the stopping distance for various types of weather. If you drive 40 mph on a dry road; your distance to completely stop your vehicle will be 80 feet. The distance to stop completely will double to 160 feet; if the road is wet while traveling the same speed of 40 mph. Fallen wet leaves on the road can heavily reduce traction; which would make the stopping distance triple to 250 feet at 40 mph. Also the faster you drive, the distance needed to stop will be even greater.