TAILGATING TO BLAME FOR 1 IN 8 SERIOUS ACCIDENTS
New research has revealed that tailgating is to blame for one in eight serious accidents on motorways and major A-roads. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says:
‘Having spent time out on the road with the police, I was shocked to see just how many drivers were tailgating at high speeds. It was clear that many are unaware that this type of driving malpractice is illegal which can, in some circumstances, lead to devastating accidents.
“Our research showed 79% of drivers didn’t even know the correct distance to leave between their car and the car in front. To avoid any confusion, motorists should always use the two second rule whereby a driver stays at least two seconds behind any vehicle in front.
“Drivers who feel themselves under pressure with an aggressive driver close to their behind should remain calm and focused on the road ahead. They can also use our guide for advice on how to safely deal with tailgaters.”
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