Don’t take risks as a tail­gater

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO MOTORING -

KEEP­ING a safe fol­low­ing dis­tance is prob­a­bly the most cru­cial part of driv­ing.

A de­cent fol­low­ing dis­tance al­lows the driver to re­act timeously and ap­pro­pri­ately in case of an emer­gency, such as when some­one up ahead de­cides to per­form a dan­ger­ous ma­noeu­vre with bad con­se­quences.

Dif­fer­ent con­di­tions ask for dif­fer­ent fol­low­ing dis­tances. When it is rain­ing, for in­stance, you should stay fur­ther away from the car in front of you.

The same goes for night-time driv­ing.

Ask your­self whether you have enough space to re­act if some­thing hap­pens, and if not, ad­just your fol­low­ing dis­tance ac­cord­ingly.

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