2013 Code of Virginia
Title 46.2 - MOTOR VEHICLES.
Chapter 10 - Motor Vehicle and Equipment Safety
Section 46.2-1067 - Within what distances brakes should stop vehicle

VA Code § 46.2-1067 (2013) What's This?

§ 46.2-1067. Within what distances brakes should stop vehicle.

On a dry, hard, approximately level stretch of highway free from loose material, the service braking system shall be capable of stopping a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles at all times and under all conditions of loading at a speed of twenty miles per hour within the following distances:

1. Passenger motor vehicles, except buses and antique vehicles, twenty-five feet.

2. Buses, trucks, and tractor trucks, forty feet.

3. Motor vehicles registered or qualified to be registered as antique vehicles, when equipped with two-wheel brakes, forty-five feet; four-wheel brakes, twenty-five feet.

4. All combinations of vehicles, forty feet.

5. Motorcycles, thirty feet.

(Code 1950, § 46-284; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-278; 1968, c. 164; 1970, c. 28; 1972, c. 3; 1989, c. 727.)

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