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Here are four good reasons NOT to tailgate!
- Tailgating or “following too close” is the NUMBER ONE impact type of collisions. The “rear-ender” far exceeds other impact types.
- Crash into the rear of a vehicle you were following, and you’re VERY likely to be charged with Careless Driving - Following Too Close, or Distracted Driving. There is little room for discussion or defence.
- You’ll be surprised by pot holes and debris more frequently. If you surrender sightlines and reaction times by tailgating a vehicle, you should PLAN on slamming into damaging pot holes more often!
- Tailgating DOESN’T WORK. You will not get to your destination any quicker by snuggling up to the bumper in front of you. It will only cause confusion, road rage, collisions and injuries.
Retired Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works closely with The McLennan Group to develop and share practical, economical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus. To read and print out all tips and view Sergeant Bob’s appearance schedule, visit Senior Safety Tips online.
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