Someone On Your Tail?

It is very nerve-wracking when you have someone driving directly 10 feet behind you when on the road. Any sudden stop could cause the driver to crash into you.  When some one is tailgating you, you should slow down slowly to double the distance between you and the car in front of you. In normal driving conditions, this puts you and the car in front of you six-seconds between each other once you pass a landmark. This does two things for you and your protection:

  1. If a sudden stop occurs, this will put extra space between you and the person in front of you to avoid a crash.
  2. This may motivate the person behind you to pass you or slow down and back off.

Avoid speeding up or slamming your brakes when dealing with a tailgater, this could also lead to aggravating them and leading to further complications on the road. These unexpected hazards can cause several accidents in seconds. Your best defense is to stay alert to poor driving habits of others.