Tailgating means you’re not keeping a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
So what is the two seconds rule? The two-second rule is a rule of thumb by which a driver may maintain a safe trailing distance at any speed. The rule is that a driver should ideally stay at least two seconds behind any vehicle that is directly in front of his or her vehicle.
The two-second rule is a rule of thumb by which a driver may maintain a safe trailing distance. Here is the way to calculate the two second rule. As you drive along, allow the car in front of you to go past a fixed point, for example, a tree. When the car’s tail lights line up with the object you’ve chosen, you’ll need to count up to two seconds. If your car passes the fixed point before you finish counting, you are too close, and you’ll need to increase the distance between you and the car in front.
The 4 Types Of Tailgaters
In general, there are four types of tailgaters you should know and avoid not be one of them.
Type 1: The Aggressive Tailgater
Their purpose in most cases is to intimidate the driver in front of them; to either speed up or move out of the way. Since they are aware of the dangers of tailgating, they may try to stay ready for sudden braking in front of them and pay close attention to their driving while tailgating.
Knowing what they are doing does not mean they will not face the potentially dangerous situation. They tailgate so often and recklessly, that they will eventually end up crashing. So do not be this type of tailgater, otherwise you will deeply regret what you did.
Type 2: The Too Distracted To Care
Tailgaters in this case might not seem like a threat at first, but other drivers should pay attention to. Even though they may be aware of the dangers of tailgating, they are just too distracted to care, so they do not think about the risks which can happen. As a driver, you should pay attention to driving first, look forward, check the situation, maintain the safe distance are what you should do.
Even though they may be aware of the dangers of tailgating, they are just too distracted to care, so they do not think about the risks which can happen.
Type 3: The Ignorant Tailgater
One of the other tailgaters which is also popular on the street is an ignorant tailgater who is not really aware of the reason why tailgating is bad, risky and dangerous. The first reason behind can be the lack of driving experience. A new driver usually does not know what is called tailgating and how bad it is. The second reason is not learning how to drive safely to avoid this practice. So the ignorant tailgater is the one that sooner or later will end up causing an accident. And if the accident happens, they may not realize their fault or be confused about why the accident happened in innocent.
Type 4: The Complacent Tailgater
The last type of tailgating which you should know is the complacent tailgater. These types of tailgaters know that tailgating is dangerous and should not be done on the street. They were studying about tailgating but they are too confident since they have never faced it before. Moreover, they assume that tailgating can cause serious accidents somewhere by someone, not by them. That’s why they start tailgating and won’t stop it.
If you realize you are one of these types of tailgaters, stop tailgating by all means.
Accidents can happen anywhere on the street and do not contribute any damage to you and other people