It Happens Every Day On Canadian Roads
One vehicle stops suddenly and the vehicle behind them locks up their brakes but can’t stop in time and – CRASH – two cars try to occupy the same space. In the eyes of the law, the second car that couldn’t stop in time is the one at fault in this completely avoidable collision scenario.
Drivers Are Not Keeping Safe Distance From Each Other
The reason is, drivers tend to follow each other too closely.
In some cases, it’s obvious: Tailgaters ride right up on the bumper of the vehicle in front of them, which something you should only see in a NASCAR race and not on the roads.
In some cases, it’s less obvious: Drivers might attempt to drive safely but still don’t leave sufficient room in front of the vehicles in front of them.
Driver Education used to teach that drivers who are following another vehicle should leave three vehicle lengths between then and the vehicle they are following. This advice, though, is difficult to follow when speeds change and a highway