The large majority of car accidents are caused by what elements? Is it speed? Is it alcohol? Or is it a combination of elements?
Let us today look at the area of tail gating. Tail gaiting is the expression used to describe when a car behind you gets too close for comfort. The result of which often leads to the coming together of the two vehicles if the one in front stops in a hurry.
Why does the car behind get too close? You can often say that maybe the car behind is in a sense bullying the cat in front. In other words you are not going fast enough for me says the car behind so please accelerate and go faster to the car in front!
Sometimes it is just a case of the lack of concentration by the driver behind who lets the car creep up on the car in front without realizing the danger that is there for both of the cars.
Thirdly it is what most experts think that lack of knowledge on the distances needed between two cars is a major factor in car accidents. Drivers are just plain ignorant on stopping distances needed to stop without ending up in the back of the car in front. They do not know that the stopping distance at 50kph is so many meters and the stopping distance at 80kph is actually nearly three times what it is at 50kph and off course the distances in wet conditions are over double that in the dry.
So keep your distance from the car in front?
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