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Keep Your Distance Behind Other Vehicles

To avoid auto accidents, keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you

We all have times driving when we get impatient. The driver in front of you might be moving slowly, or you may be in a hurry. Still, tailgating does almost nothing to get you to your destination faster. If you move too close to the driver in front of you, you put yourself and others in danger. Take time to focus on safety when you are on Wisconsin highways.

Tailgating Limits Your Reaction Time

One reason that you should keep a safe distance between vehicles is to give yourself more time to stop. If the vehicle in front of you stops suddenly, driving right behind that car gives you little time to react. Even if you react in time, the road conditions, your tires, and the quality of your brakes all have an impact that you must take into account. The best reflexes in the world will not let you avoid an accident when you are immediately behind another vehicle.

Tailgating Cuts Your Vision Down

Beyond limiting your reaction time, tailgating keeps you from being able to see everything around you. If you are immediately behind another vehicle, you may not be able to see whether someone else is too close in the other lane, or what dangers might lurk ahead of you. The more space you have, the better vision you have of both road conditions and other vehicles.

Tailgating Adds Stress to the Drive

Finally, driving too close to other drivers adds stress for you and the person in front of you. Sometimes tailgating leads to road rage and rash decisions while driving. Other times, it might just make you or the other driver anxious, making errors in judgment more likely. Most drivers perform better without added pressures, and tailgating is one kind of pressure you can avoid applying.

Contact A Car Accident Attorney in Madison WI if you’ve been in an accident

None of us are perfect drivers. Giving more space between you and the vehicle in front of you gives you time to react and makes everyone safer on the highway. If you have been in an accident, contact Eisenberg Law Offices, online or at 608-256-8356.