Stopping Distances

Understand that your stopping distances can increase by as much as a factor of ten. Your normal stopping distance from 30mph can increase from 100 feet to as much as 1000 feet if you are on wet ice. To compensate, reduce your speed and increase your following distances by at least 2 to 3 seconds.

Watch ahead and anticipate hazards. Often collisions are prevented because you are sitting higher and can see the problem before the traffic ahead of sees it

1000 feet is the equivalent of over 3 football fields!

Of the thousands of football greats in history, no NFL player has ever gained more than 1000 feet in a game. Adrian Peterson with Minnesota vs. San Diego, Nov. 4, 2007 holds the record at 888 feet (296 yards).