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Speed Limit Safety Alert

Posted: Apr 29, 2017
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It’s hard to imagine how many feet you travel in a vehicle at different speeds.  Consider that in many subdivisions a lot size is generally around 100 feet long on the street.

Now look at how quickly you move down a neighborhood street even at slow speed:

MPH FEET/SECOND TIME TO TRAVEL 100FT
20 29.3 3.41 seconds
25 36.7 2.72 seconds
30 44 2.27 seconds
35 51.3 1.95 seconds
40 58.7 1.70 seconds
45 66 1.50 seconds
50 73.4 1.36 seconds

A vehicle traveling 40 MPH will still be going 36 MPH when it hits a person who suddenly appears in the street 100 feet ahead of it.  The average driver going 25 MPH would be able to come to a full stop within 100 feet!

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