Pueblo Active Community Environments (P.A.C.E.)

Speed Kills

Most drivers don’t realize just going 10 mph over the speed limit can mean the difference between LIFE and DEATH for pedestrians and cyclists. This is especially true for children and older pedestrians.

If a person is hit at:

  • 20 mph Chance of dying is 5%
  • 30 mph Chance of dying is 45%
  • 40 mph Chance of dying is 85%

Once you see a pedestrian or cyclist in front of you and you slam on your brakes to stop, this is the distance it takes to stop:

Speed (mph) Thinking Distance (feet) Braking Distance (feet)   Total Stopping Distance (feet)
10 mph 15 11 26
15 mph 22 24 46
20 mph 29 43 72
25 mph 37 68 105
30 mph 44 97 141
35 mph 52 132 184
40 mph 59 173 232

 

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