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Reducing tailgating
on our roads

Technical Manager Ian Hewlett takes part in the Highways England campaign trial to see how tailgating affects drivers


Reducing tailgating on our roads

By IAN HEWLETT
Posted on 25 October 2018

I guess we have all experienced a vehicle driving behind that’s too close for comfort. On our ever busier roads some may think modern cars can cope, however tailgating - as it's often called - is an unnecessary distraction to the lead vehicle and the driver can be the weak link in this arrangement. Ensuring there is a minimum gap between you and the vehicle in front (two seconds in dry conditions) is a good starting point.

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