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    Driving Safety Project

    The question I am given is as follows:

    What distance is required to safely and lawfully pass a slow-moving (15 mph) vehicle on Maple Street, which has a speed limit of 35 mph.


    To answer this question, it is acceptable to make add details. In other words, the above is just a base and the additoinal information should be added.

    What information will I need to add to this problem and then how will I go about solving it... like any equations?

    Thanks
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    Safe following distance, which will be greater in front of the slow one that in back of the slow one - you tell me why.

    Normally, there would be some appropriate leeway on the speed limit ONLY for passing.

    How fast do you accelerate and decelerate?
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