Road Traffic Offence Information

Road Traffic Offence Information

Road Traffic Offence Information

Stopping distances in metres
Miles per hour Thinking distance Braking distance Total
20 6 6 12
30 9 14 23
40 12 24 36
50 15 38 53
60 18 55 73
70 21 75 96
80 24 98 122
90 27 124 151
100 29 153 182

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Speed
Miles per hour Yards per second Metres per minute
20 6 12
30 9 23
40 12 36
50 15 53
60 18 73
70 21 96
80 24 122
90 27 151
100 29 182

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Stopping distances in metres
Breath reading 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min
30 27 23 20 17
35 32 28 25 22
40 37 33 30 27
45 42 38 35 32
50 47 43 40 47
60 57 53 50 57
70 67 63 60 67
80 77 73 70 77
90 87 83 80 87
100 97 93 90 97
110 107 103 100 107
120 117 113 110 117
130 127 123 120 127
140 137 133 130 137
150 147 143 140 147

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Highway code - Pedestrians

  1. Where there is a pavement or footpath, use it. Where possible, avoid walking next to the kerb with your back to the traffic. If you have to step into the road, watch out for traffic.
  2. Where there is no pavement or footpath, walk on the right-hand side of the road so that you can see oncoming traffic. Keep close to the side of the road. Take care at sharp right-hand bends; it may be safer to cross the road well before you reach one so that oncoming traffic has a better chance of seeing you. After the bend cross back to face the oncoming traffic. Walk in single file if possible, especially on narrow roads or in poor light.
  3. Wear or carry something that will help you to be seen. Light-coloured, bright or fluorescent items will help in poor visibility. At night use reflective materials (e.g. reflective armbands and sashes) which can be seen in headlights up to three times as far away as non-reflective materials.
  4. Do not let young children out alone on the pavement or road. When taking children out, walk between them and the traffic and hold their hands firmly. Strap very young children in push-chairs or use reins.
  5. A group of people involved in an organised march on the road should keep to the left. There should be look-outs in front and at the back wearing fluorescent clothes in daylight and reflective clothes in the dark. At night, the look-out in front should carry a white light and the one at the back a bright red light which is visible from behind. People on the outside of large groups should also carry lights and wear reflective clothing.
  6. You MUST NOT walk on motorways on their slip roads except in an emergency.