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How Can I Avoid Following Too Closely?

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defines following too closely as “situations in which one vehicle is following another vehicle so closely that even if the driver is attentive to the actions of the vehicle ahead he/she could not avoid a collision in the circumstance when the driver in front brakes suddenly.”

A detailed definition, but the key to this is that the following driver cannot avoid crashing into the vehicle in front. Maintaining a safe following distance can be easily calculated. The 3 second rule can help drivers ensure a safe distance from the vehicle in front. Use a fixed object on the highway (sign, tree, overpass). When the vehicle in front passes the fixed object, count slowly from one to three. If you reach the object before three, you are following too closely.

In inclement weather, heavy traffic, etc., double the 3-second rule for added safety. If a driver was following too closely (tailgating) and caused a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation due to the other driver’s negligence.

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