Forces and braking



Before watching this video, please ensure that you have understood the following topics in the Forces section: Distance and displacement, speed and velocity; Distance-time graphs; Acceleration; Velocity-time graphs; and finally, Resultant forces.

We all need to travel by road from time to time, whether by car, van, bus or lorry.  This video explains the range of factors which affect the distance over which a vehicle can be brought to rest.

Please note that this video includes some higher tier-only content.

Key Words

reaction time, deceleration, force, speed, distance, time, stopping distance, thinking distance, braking distance