When deploying a parachute, why do you have to do it higher than the distance it takes to slow down to a speed that is safe to land at?

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When deploying a parachute, why do you have to do it higher than the distance it takes to slow down to a speed that is safe to land at?

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So you have time to switch to your reserve parachute if your main one doesn’t deploy correctly