Excessive speeding? Maybe not…

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  1. Driving at 191km/h is the same as traveling at 53m/s. taking into account the international excepted perception/reaction time, the driver of such a vehicle will only be able to apply brakes or start swerving after the 1s. He would thus have traveled 53m before his/her evasive manouvre starts. On a level road with a rough tar surface, (mu = 0.8), and with his brakes working optimally, it would take a further 178.88m to skid to a complete stop. The reality of this is that if a pedestrian crosses the street within 231m in front of the speeding vehicle, the driver would not be able to stop in time.

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