For the purposes of this game, we used established braking distances as detailed on the NACTO website. Estimates are for a vehicle traveling at 70mph, and do not include thinking distance (perception time + reaction time).
To compare players’ attempts with the rest of the general population, we asked over 1,600 Americans to play the game until completion. Data was gathered in April 2018.
If you were surprised by how far the braking distance of a car is, remember that in real life, you’d need to add perception and thinking time into the mix. A car’s total stopping distance can be almost double the braking distance. The Utah Driver’s handbook recommends keeping at least 2 seconds behind the car in front. Learn more on the chart below.