An aircraft approaches the threshold of a runway strip at a speed of $200$ km/h. The pilot decelerates the aircraft at a rate of $1.697 \: m/s^2$ and takes $18 \: s$ to exit the runway strip. If the deceleration after exciting the runway is $1 \: m/s^2$, then the distance (in m, up to one decimal place) of the gate position from the location of exit on the runway is _______