Slide Chart, Your Danger Zone

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Description
This small slide chart allows motorists to find their “danger zone,” that is to say the distance an automobile will move forward in feet after a motorist wishes to stop, as this varies with the speed of the car (ranging from 20 to 80 miles per hour) and the reaction time of the driver (ranging from 1/4 second to 1 second). The total stopping distange or “danger zone” ranges from 29 feet to 469 feet.
The envelope and slide are of white paper, printed in red and black. A mark on the front, the back and one side of the slide reads: COPYRIGHT, 1935, AETNA CASUALTY & SURETY CO.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1935
maker
Aetna Casualty and Surety Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .5 cm x 15 cm x 7.8 cm; 3/16 in x 5 29/32 in x 3 1/16 in
ID Number
1979.3074.06
nonaccession number
1979.3074
catalog number
1979.3074.06
Credit Line
Gift of Oscar W. Richards
subject
Mathematics
Safety
Automobiles
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
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Mathematical Charts and Tables
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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