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The more the vehicle weighs, the harder the brakes must work to stop it and the more distance it will need to stop the vehicle.

However, large trucks can brake easier with more weight because weight adds friction which helps to stop the vehicle.

This still doesn't fully compensate for the total stopping distance needed for a large vehicle.

Basicly what he means is the heavier the vehicle the more friction it can create(slow it down) but it can add to the forward force iswell

Or more precisely, the force of the vehicle going forward because of it's mass is still greater than the force of friction helping the vehicle slow down.

Q: How does the weight of a car effect the stopping distance of a car?

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The more friction, the quicker the vehicle will stop, meaning less stopping distance.

It doesnt!!

The stopping distance of a car increases.

you're a tool. dependant upon inertia, stopping surface, braking potential, weight. lots of factors. a car may have ABS or not. this affects the final distance

Stopping distance also increases.

Total stopping distance is the thinking distance (The distance it takes for your brain to process the event and decide to stop the car) and the stopping distance (The distance it takes to stop the car once deceleration has begun) added together.

The greater the mass of the car and its occupants the longer the stopping distance that is required for the vehicle. Stopping distance is calculated by taking into account car mass and reaction time in braking

Total stopping distance is the thinking distance (The distance it takes for your brain to process the event and decide to stop the car) and the stopping distance (The distance it takes to stop the car once deceleration has begun) added together.

No - the stopping distance depends on the speed of the vehicle - it' not simply a case of 'doubling-up'.

Less traction on a wet road so the stopping distance increases.

Need car's weight and stopping power to compute.

It means the minimum distance the car moves between the time the driver decides to stop and the time the car actually stops. The distance can never be zero, and any pedestrian or animal who happens to be crossing in front of the car at a distance less than the stopping distance is simply out of luck.