PBL: A Day in the Life of John Henry, A Traffic Cop

A Day in the Life of John, Henry, A Traffic Cop

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Lt. Henry measured the skid marks made by both vehicles prior to impact. The skid marks for vehicle 1 were 20 feet in length and for vehicle 2 were 7 feet in length. How fast were both cars going just prior to hitting their brakes?

Which driver do you recommend John Henry cite in the accident? Justify your answer, since Lt. Henry will need to make an airtight case in court.

Last updated Nov. 22, 1996.
Copyright Barbara Duch, Univ. of Delaware, 1993.