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Driving behind other vehicles -- Following too closely

Mar 19, 2018 — by Richard Kennedy III | Comments (0)
Tags: Rear End Collision Tailgating

A motorist who drives his car behind another car has to maintain a safe distance between his car and the one he is following.  While a motorist may assume the car he is following is being driven in a safe manner and with care and caution, the following motorist must maintain a safe distance.  What is a safe distance?  That depends on many factors.  Speed and distance between the leading and following cars play into the formula.  The distance should allow the following motorist to avoid a collision, meaning the following motorist must maintain a safe speed so as not to tailgate or crowd the leading vehicle and to allow enough room to slow down.