- Apr 29, 2013
- Reaction score
- Dash Cam
- INNOVV C1, C2, C3
It's scary when the car in front suddenly seems (because it's slow or stopped) to come back fast at you.
Glad you are okay.
After study on the video many times, and look back what happened at that moment,
We are thinking our car why not slow down after braking.
From this 6s long video, it shows we were behind that car over 180 meters,
At that moment, our speed is around 100km/hour, time is 6 second, so we can account the distance is 100x1000/3600 x 6=166m.
Plugs the speed of the car ahead is almost 20km/hours, so the actual distance is (100+20) x 1000/3600 x 8= 200m.
that means we slow down the car after 200m,
but look at left side green pices of tin sheet, you can see the speed does not slow down.
Why? it is only 2 months new car.
Not sure when you actually applied the brakes because seeing and then reacting will waste around 2 seconds.
A Ford Escape's minimum stopping distance from 60mph (96kph) is 125feet (38meters).
Your SUV looks smaller so may need more stopping distance but 180meters (590feet) is way more than enough to stop.
Maybe it slipped on the wet road or brakes were not pressed hard enough.
If pressed hard, it'll either kick in ABS and/or slide on the wet road.
I think the distance calculation is off.Actually, I noticed my driver a car ahead before the video and reminder him, and my driver also noticed it and applied the brakes before 6 seconds.