Basically every time you stop your car it is different, not by much but it is.
15ft= 5 meters
50 km/h = 13.89 m/s
You'd have to stop you car in 4 tenths of a second. Those would be good brakes, really good brakes.
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca
Is it a Careless Driving ticket?Mr. Peabody wrote:I'm refuting a ticket where the officer claims I should have been able to stop a car going 50 km/h in 10 to 15 feet.
If there was a motor vehicle collision, it sounds like following too closely.
The table in section 3 of the HTA, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 587, indicates that at 20 miles/hour (32.18 k/h), a vehicle having a seating capacity for less than 10 persons, on a dry, smooth, hard asphalt or other paved surface free from loose material and having not more than 1 per cent gradient, should stop within a distance of 25 feet (7.62 meters).
I do not know why they used the Imperial and not the Metric system.
I guess one could calculate the braking distances for different speeds.
The officer will likely provide testimony based on his training regarding clean, dry pavement (as per Bear, above). You don't have to present evidence to the contrary. Just get him to admit he did not investigate the conditions of the lane you were in. If he didn't, your judgment as to braking ability should prevail.
Just my opinion.